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Dr. Renato Caviglia

MD, PhD in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at Jewish Hospital of Rome, Italy
via bevagna, 115

Brief Biography:

Studies: 1993 MD: 110/110 cum laude. 1999 Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy 2004 PhD in Hepato-Gastroenterology Clinical experience abroad 1993: Department of Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. 1994: St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Homerton Hospital, London, UK. 2010: Visiting physician at IBD center, Dpt of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Israel. Clinical activity May 2001-May 2009: Assistant Professor at Department of Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy Unit, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy. Responsible Outpatient Clinic for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Since May 2009: Consultant at Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, The Jewish Hospital of Rome, Italy Research projects performed with financial grants from pharmaceutical industries: 1. Modification of the expression of the component of GH/IGF1 axis in patients affected by Crohn’s disease: role of the gastrointestinal inflammation and reversibility of the GH/IGF1 axis blockade by anti-TNF treatment. 2. Quantitative analysis with a mathematic model of the MRI post-contrastographic enhancement curves kinetics in Crohn’s disease patients, pre and post anti TNF-? treatment. 3.Evaluation of the bFGF and VEGF epithelial receptor modification with immunochemistry and molecular analysis (PCR), in patients affected by ileal Crohn’s disease treated with anti TNF-?. Served as consultant and speaker for the following pharmaceutical companies: Schering Plough Corp. Abbott Sofar Giliani SpA: Member of Indipendent Safety commitee for Fase I GED-301 study: A Phase I, ascending dose, safety/pK study of oral administration of an oligonucleotide (GED 0301) in patient’s with Crohn’s disease

Academic positions:

Past: Assistant Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

Research interests:

1) Autoimmune disorders of the GI tract 2) Inflammatory Bowel Disease: diagnosis and treatment with immunosuppressive and biologic anti-TNF ? agents 3) Digestive Endoscopy (Diagnostic and Operative) 4) Peptic ulcer disease and Helicobacter pylori infection 5) Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

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