Professor Stefano Crippa is the Medical Director of the Department of Pancreatic Surgery at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, which is headed by Professor Massimo Falconi, and Associate Professor of General Surgery at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery in 2003 from the Bicocca University of Milan and specializing in General Surgery in 2009 from the University of Verona, in 2013 he received his PhD in Pancreato-Hepato-Biliary Diseases from the same university. Between 2006 and 2007, he also worked at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Clinically, Professor Crippa is interested in the treatment of diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract (adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, duodenum and biliary tract, periampullary neoplasms, cystic neoplasms/IPMN, neuroendocrine neoplasms, chronic pancreatitis and gallbladder stones), which he treats with traditional and laparoscopic surgical methods in a multidisciplinary perspective. Other areas of interest are oncological surgery of the digestive system and hernia and adrenal surgery. As the first surgeon, he performed more than 1,200 surgical interventions, including using laparoscopic techniques.
Professor Crippa is mainly engaged in clinical and translational research in the field of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cystic neoplasms (IPMN) in order to develop innovative therapeutic strategies for the treatment of these diseases.
He is the author and co-author of more than 180 publications in international scientific journals (Hirsch Index 43). He constantly participates in national and international industry congresses. He is also one of the authors of the Italian guidelines for the treatment of acute pancreatitis, cystic lesions of the pancreas and pancreatic cancer.