Dr. George Vassev
Dr. Ivaylo Stoitchkov
Works at International Medical Center Sofia,
|Prof. Paolo Veronesi, the director of IEO Breast Program
Prof. Paolo Veronesi is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Milan and is the author of
231 scientific publications.
His personal clinical cases are among the widest in Europe, with more than 7,000 patients operated over
the past 15 years. His contribution to clinical and research activities has been critical to the innovations
developed at IEO in the care of breast cancer, representing the most important advances in breast oncology
on an international level.
He has worked for the improvement of conservative surgery techniques for breast cancer and the
development of the sentinel lymph node technique and intraoperative radiotherapy as a complement to
Other major research fields, in collaboration with the Department of Oncology of Medical Senology, concern
the experimentation of preoperative drug therapies, with the aim of further increasing the proportion of
patients who are candidates for conservative surgery. For patients requiring mastectomy, the close
collaboration with the Plastic Surgery Division has enabled the development of "conservative" mastectomy,
which preserves the aesthetic appearance of the breast while providing complete removal of the glandular
Professor L. Spaggiari, Director of IEO Lung Program
Since 2006, prof. Spaggiari is Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Milan. By actively involving in a number of researches, he is an author of a numerous scientific publications.
Professor N. Colombo, Director of IEO Gynecologic Program
|Professor M. Ansarin, Director of IEO Head and Neck Program
Professor Ansarin deals with the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers (nasopharyngeal, oral cavity, pharynx, salivary glands, thyroid gland) and in particular is interested in the diagnosis and therapy of of the larynx and hypopharynx cancer with particular reference to minimally invasive laser or robot-assisted surgical techniques, research on predictors of response to treatment and of those predictions.
Prof. Ansarin acted as principal and co-investigator in different randomized multicenter studies supported and funded by Italian government. He is founding member of the SRS (Society of Robotic Surgery) and AIOCC (Italian Head and Neck Oncology Society), ordinary member of the High Italian Group of Otolaryngology, the Italian Society of Cranial Base, the Italian Society of Surgical Oncology (SICO) and SIO. He is an editorial board member of World Journal of Radiology (WJR).
Head and Neck Program
Professor O. De Cobelli, Director of IEO Urology and Minimally Invasive Prostate Treatment Program
In the last five years he has devoted to the development of Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery in Urology, with particular interest in the neoplastic prostate, performing as leading operator more than 850 interventions of radical prostatectomy. Since January 1998 he is Director of the Urology Division at the IEO. Prof. De Cobelli also organizes courses accredited by ECM and manages multidisciplinary meetings between different divisions.
Dr. Orsi Franco, The Director of Interventional Radiology Division
Dr. Orsi Franco is Director of the Interventional Radiology Division at the European Institute of Oncology,
Winner of the “Bracco International Award” in 1995 he then attended as visiting fellow the “Visiting
From 1994 to 1999 he worked as tutor for the Specialization School of Radiology of the Università Statale
In 2000 he has been nominated Professor at the School of Radiology at the Università Statale of Milan.