Piergiorgio Muriana


Dr. Piergiorgio Muriana is a thoracic surgeon in the Operative Department of Thoracic Surgery at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele under the supervision of Professor Giampiero Negri.

After graduating in 2008 from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele, he received a specialization in thoracic surgery in 2014 at the same university.

IRCCS, Dr. Muriana is engaged in thoracic surgery in general and, in particular, endoscopic diagnosis and surgical treatment of oncological pathologies of the lungs and mediastinum using the most modern minimally invasive methods (EBUS, electromagnetic endobronchial navigation system, VATS, robotic surgery). In addition, he is engaged in the diagnosis and endoscopic and surgical treatment of benign and malignant pathologies of the trachea.

As for research, Dr. Muriana is mainly engaged in thoracic oncology and, in particular, the identification of prognostic factors in preclinical and clinical settings. He is actively involved in interdisciplinary research protocols, both in institutional and in collaboration with other centers.

He is a member of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT) and a reviewer of several international journals specializing in this field.

He is the author and co-author of more than 20 publications in national and international scientific journals and 2 book chapters. His Hirsch Index is 5. He constantly participates in national and international industry congresses as a speaker. He is a mentor for physicians in special training at the Specialized School of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele and is an Associate Professor of the course of medicine and surgery in English (International Doctor of Medicine Program) of the same university.

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Latest publications

Surgical treatment of single and multiple thymoma recurrences.
Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 22:10.1007/s11748-019-01229-w. doi: 10.1007/s11748-019-01229-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31637673.
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Muriana P, Bandiera A, Negri G.
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An unusual case of a posterior mediastinal myelolipoma in a patient with mediterranean anemia.
Pan Afr Med J. 2018 Sep 27;31:58. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.31.58.17041. PMID: 30923603; PMCID: PMC6431411.
Muriana P, Negri G.
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Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the surgical management of post-traumatic intrathoracic tracheal transection.
Thorac Dis. 2018 Dec;10(12):7045-7051. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.11.117. PMID: 30746250; PMCID: PMC6344709.
Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Bandiera A, Muriana P, Pappalardo F, Broman LM, Montisci A, Negri G.
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Isolated tension pneumoperitoneum following endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration complicated by cardiac peri-arrest: A case report
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2018 Dec 12;88(3):999. doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2018.999. PMID: 30539597.
Muriana P, Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Rossetti F, Negri G.
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Assessment of the prognostic role of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio following complete resection of thymoma.
J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 19;13(1):119. doi: 10.1186/s13019-018-0805-7. PMID: 30454002; PMCID: PMC6245904.
Muriana P, Carretta A, Ciriaco P, Bandiera A, Negri G.
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Pulmonary nodules and mini-invasive lung resection: do we have the right "tool" for their intraoperative localization?
J Thorac Dis. 2017 Nov;9(11):4216-4218. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.10.87. PMID: 29268475; PMCID: PMC5720966.
Ciriaco P, Muriana P, Negri G.
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Multidisciplinary management of a giant cervico-mediastinal liposarcoma: A case report and literature review.
Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Dec;96(12):E10-E13. doi: 10.1177/014556131709601203. PMID: 29236275.
Galli A, Giordano L, Muriana P, Bandiera A, Negri G, Zannini P, Bussi M.
A case of endobronchial paraganglioma.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2017 Jan;99(1):e28-e30. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0284. Epub 2016 Sep 23. PMID: 27659380; PMCID: PMC5392805.
Muriana P, Bandiera A, Ciriaco P, Arrigoni G, Negri G, Zannini P
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