Di Renzo




MD, PhD, FRCOG (hon) FACOG(hon),

HONORARY SECRETARY OF FIGO
University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

 Prof Gian Carlo Di Renzo is currently Professor and Chair at the University of Perugia, and Director of the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center, and Director of the Midwifery School, University of Perugia, in addition to being the Director of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence.

 After graduation cum laude at Medical School of the University of Padova, he was a research fellow at the Universities of Verona, Messina and Modena. After training at CHUV in Lausanne (Switzerland), at UCH in London (UK), at the University of Texas in Dallas (USA), and at the Catholic University in Nijmegen (NL) (1977-1982), he became a senior researcher at the University of Perugia. Since 1992 he is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Prenatal Medicine and Director of the Perinatal and Reproductive Center at the University of Perugia. Since 2004 he is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University or Perugia., Chairman of the Midwifery School , of the Ob Gyn Resident’s program and of the PhD Program in Translational Medicine. He was general Secretary of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine, President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary-Treasurer of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, President from 2000 to 2002, 2002-2008 Executive Director and Chairman of the Educational Committee, Vice President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine ( 2007-2013) and President Elect ( 2015). He is founding member of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (1991- ), of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1991- ), and of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (2005- ). He is honorary member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of Hungary, Argentina, Ecuador, Romania, Russia, Tartastan, Armenia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Spain, the Croatian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Spanish and the Ibero American Societies of Prenatal Diagnosis and the Romanian Academy of Sciences. Since 2011 he is member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Bangladesh Society of Ob/Gyn (1992), the Maratea Children Prize (1994), the Foundation Corradi Prize for “Scientific Research” (1998), the Liley Medal from the “Fetus as a Patient” International Society (2006), the Allan Chang Visiting Professorship (Hong Kong, 2007) and the Maternity Prize of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine in Istanbul (2008). He has been awarded four Doctor Honoris Causa from the Purkinje University of Prague ( 2002), from the University of Athens (2008), from the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2008) and from the University of St Petersburg (2013). He has been appointed nine Honorary Professorships at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010), the State University of Moscow, the Siberian University of Tomsk, Russia (2011) the International University of Dubrovnik (Croatia, 2011) the University of Moldovia in Chisinau ( 2012) the University of Serbia in Belgrade (2011) the Kuban State University of Krasnodar, Russia (2014) at the Cornell University of New York (2010) and at the Kansas City University Medical Centre ( 2011). He was honorary consultant at the Hamad Women Hospital in Doha, Qatar, and at the Al-Adan Hospital in Kuwait City, Kuwait ( 2008-2012). Since 2011 is Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London) (FRCOG) and since 2012 is Hon Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). He was the Hon Guest of the Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ( 2014). In 2012 he was elected Honorary Secretary of FIGO ( London).

He is the President of the International Society on Cocoa and Chocolate in Medicine (ISCHOM, 2012-) Secretary of the New European Surgical Aacdemy (NESA, 2010- ) and member of the Advisory Board of the Ian Donald School of Ultrasound ( 2008- )
From 1996 he is Editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine”, for Informa Health Care, UK, and since 1999 he is corresponding editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology .
His scientific production comprises over 1200 papers of which more than 300 in referred international journals and 80 books. He is author of the major Italian treatise of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Verduci Pbl., Rome, 2005 (2 vol, 2400 pag, at its 2nd edition 2009). He also coauthored with U Simeoni the Atlas “The Neonate and Perinate” (Informa , Oxford, 2006) with A Malvasi the textbook on “Cesarean Section” ( Informa, Oxford, 2014) and the textbook on “ Diabetes and pregnancy” ( with M Hod, A De Leiva, O Langer for Informa, Oxford now at 3rd ed, 2014)
He has been invited as speaker to more than 1300 international and national congresses, meetings and courses in 92 different countries. He writes and speaks English, Spanish and French fluently.