Clinical Hepatogastroenterorogy and Transplantology


Head of Research Unit
Marco Spada

The Research Unit studies the physiopathology of acute and chronic hepatic insufficiency and hepatic metabolic diseases, with an integrated clinical and biological approach.

The goal is to identify the mechanisms, risk factors and molecular targets for therapy and prevention.
The Research Unit of Clinical Hepatogastroenterology and Transplantology also deals with the application of cellular, pharmacological and gene translational medicine techniques.

The objectives of the Research Unit are: to define new biomarkers, to improve knowledge on the natural history of diseases and to develop new therapeutic approaches. The research activities are carried out in collaboration with the Operational Unit of Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic Surgery and Liver and Kidney Transplants.

“The dream of Bambino Gesù Hospital,
the dream of the Pope, is to help bring
science and humanity to all children with
very severe diseases who need to be treated”
Pope Francis