Professor Franco Bazzoli received his MD degree from the University of Bologna in 1976 and completed his specialty training in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine at the same University in 1980.
After three years as a Research Fellow in Gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburgh, under Professor Hans Fromm, he resumed his research and teaching activities at the University of Bologna.
He was made Assistant Professor in 1987, and Associate Professor of Gastroenterology in 1992. He currently works as a senior assistant and close collaborator of Professor Enrico Roda - Chairman of Gastroenterology and Director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Bologna.
His early research activities, in Pittsburgh and Bologna, were centered around the field of hepato-biliary physiology, including the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids and cholesterol gallstone formation and treatment. In more recent years, although still involved in several research projects on gallstone disease, he has expanded his areas of interest to include the following: studying the role of familiarity in increasing the susceptibility to developing premalignant lesions, and also the molecular biology of oncogenes (colon cancer); as a Co-ordinator of the 13C Urea Breath Test and Helicobacter pylori associated Diseases Project at the GI Unit of the Policlinico S. Orsola, he has been guiding various research projects, among which was the first study reporting on short term low-dose triple therapy.
In addition to his teaching duties in the Residency Program in Gastroenterology of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and in the Postgraduate Specialization Course in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, of which he is Director, Professor Franco Bazzoli, as Professor Enrico Roda principal associate, is also acting co-ordinator of the Endoscopy Unit at the Policlinico S. Orsola in Bologna.
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