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Scientific sector MED/08 - PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY
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Curriculum Vitae

2004 Residency in Pathology University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

2000 MD, Certificate of qualification for medical practice, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

1999 Graduation in Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.


2009 - present Assistant Professor in Pathology, Department of Medicine (DIMED), University of Padua, Italy

2005 – 2008 Research Fellow, Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) – IRCCS, Padua, Italy


2009 – present • Course of Surgical Pathology, Medical School, University of Padua
• Course of Surgical Pathology, School of Biomedical Laboratory Techniques, University of Padua
• Course of Surgical Pathology, Residency in General Surgery, University of Padua
• Course of Histopathology, Residency in Oncology, University of Padua
• Course of Immunohistochemical Diagnosis, Residency in Anatomic Pathology, University of Padua
• Course of Endocrine Pathology, Residency in Anatomic Pathology, University of Padua
• Course of Surgical Pathology, Medical radiology, imaging and radiotherapy techniques, University of Padua
• Course, "Thyroid Surgery", National Reference School in Endocrinology of the Italian Society of Surgery. Teacher: Role of the pathologist and of the cytologist in thyroid pathology. Padua 2011.
• XIV Advanced course in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Thyroid carcinoma. Padua 2011.
• IX – XVIII ed. of Advanced course in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Padua 2006 - 2015
• I – II ed. of Course of Fundamental Basis in Thyroid Ultrasound: “Cytological interpretation”. Padua 2015 – 2016
• I ed. of Advanced course in Thyroid Ultrasound: “Cytological interpretation”. Padua 2017
• Course of Anatomy, MASTER in Assistant Pathology, University of Padua.


2009 – present Clinical-diagnostic care activity (25.000 histological diagnosis).


2010 Component in the research project: “Validation of molecular markers and technical innovations in environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) for the clinical and prognostic classification of the proliferative clonal thyrocyte lesions”. Ministry of Instruction, University and Research (MIUR). Grant Number: 200734RMKE. PI: Alfonso Barbarisi, MD.


2006 Participation in the national research project: "from basic research at the clinical application, transfer to the clinical practice of the diagnostic test galectin-3 tireotest for the pre-operative characterization of thyroid nodules " funded by Compagnia San Paolo, directed by Dr. Armando Bartolazzi and involving 11 national specialist centers and over 500 patients.

2005 Participation in the international research group on the inflammatory pathology of the stomach called "operative link on gastritis assessment – (OLGA)”

2014 Participation in the activities of the international research group directed by Prof. Dr. Med. Dr. h.c. mult. Hartmut Neumann for the study of the neuroendocrine tumors and in particular of the thyroid paragaglioma.


2012 - present Italian Society of Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology (SIAPEC-IAP)

2012 - present Pathologists Group of the Digestive System (GIPAD)

2017 – present Participation in the Faculty Committee of the PhD in "Clinical Sciences Experimental "coordinated by Prof. Paolo Angeli of the Department of Medicine (DIMED) University of Padua and accredited by the Ministry (D.M. 45/2013).

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 83CAC21F4158E0CE81B6742938444AB6.pdf

Scientific Production:
TOTAL indexed papers: 66
H-index: 23
Citation's Number (SCOPUS): 1801

Among those with greater value:
1. Galuppini F, Bertazza L, Barollo S, Cavedon E, Rugge M, Guzzardo V, Sacchi D, Watutantrige-Fernando S, Vianello F, Mian C, Pennelli G. MiR-375 and YAP1 expression profiling in medullary thyroid carcinoma and their correlation with clinical-pathological features and outcome. Virchows Arch. 2017 Nov;471(5):651-658.
2. Galuppini F, Pennelli G, Loupakis F, Lanza C, Vianello L, Sacchi D, Mescoli C, Salmaso R, Agostini M, Lonardi S, Farinati F, Rugge M, Fassan M. BRAF p.V600E-specific immunohistochemical assessment in colorectal cancer endoscopy biopsies is consistent with the mutational profiling.. Histopathology. 2017 Jul 19. doi: 10.1111/his.13315. [Epub ahead of print]
3. Pennelli G, Galuppini F, Barollo S, Cavedon E, Bertazza L, Fassan M, Guzzardo V, Pelizzo MR, Rugge M, Mian C. The PDCD4/miR-21 pathway in medullary thyroid carcinoma. Hum Pathol 2015;46(1):50-7
4. Pennelli G, Fassan M, Mian C, Pizzi M, Balistreri M, Barollo S, Galuppini F, Guzzardo V, Pelizzo M, Rugge M. PDCD4 expression in thyroid neoplasia. Virchows Arch. 2013;462(1):95-100.
5. Mian C, Pennelli G, Fassan M, Balistreri M, Barollo S, Cavedon E, Galuppini F, Pizzi M, Vianello F, Pelizzo MR, Girelli ME, Rugge M, Opocher G. MicroRNA profiles in familial and sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma: preliminary relationships with RET status and outcome. Thyroid. 2012;22(9):890-6.
6. Rugge M, Pennelli G, Pilozzi E, Fassan M, Ingravallo G, Russo VM, Di Mario F; Gruppo Italiano Patologi Apparato Digerente (GIPAD); Società Italiana di Anatomia Patologica e Citopatologia Diagnostica/International Academy of Pathology, Italian division (SIAPEC/IAP). Gastritis: the histology report. Dig Liver Dis. 2011;43 Suppl 4:S373-84.
7. Mian C, Pennelli G, Barollo S, Cavedon E, Nacamulli D, Vianello F, Negro I, Pozza G, Boschin IM, Pelizzo MR, Rugge M, Mantero F, Girelli ME, Opocher G. Combined RET and Ki-67 assessment in sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma: a useful tool for patient risk stratification. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011;164(6):971-6.
8. Pennelli G, Vianello F, Barollo S, Pezzani R, Merante Boschin I, Pelizzo MR, Mantero F, Rugge M, Mian C. BRAF(K601E) mutation in a patient with a follicular thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid. 2011;21(12):1393-6.
9. Barollo S, Pennelli G, Vianello F, Watutantrige Fernando S, Negro I, Merante Boschin I, Pelizzo MR, Rugge M, Mantero F, Nacamulli D, Girelli ME, Busnardo B, Mian C. BRAF in primary and recurrent papillary thyroid cancers: the relationship with (131)I and 2-[(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose uptake ability. Eur J Endocrinol. 2010;163(4):659-63
10. Bartolazzi A, Orlandi F, Saggiorato E, Volante M, Arecco F, Rossetto R, Palestini N, Ghigo E, Papotti M, Bussolati G, Martegani MP, Pantellini F, Carpi A, Giovagnoli MR, Monti S, Toscano V, Sciacchitano S, Pennelli GM, Mian C, Pelizzo MR, Rugge M, Troncone G, Palombini L, Chiappetta G, Botti G, Galectin-3-expression analysis in the surgical selection of follicular thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytology: a prospective multicentre study.ecchione A, Bellocco R; Italian Thyroid Cancer Study Group (ITCSG). Lancet Oncol 2008;9(6):543-9.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 83CAC21F4158E0CE81B6742938444AB6.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
ME1726 COMMON MEO2046742 10 5th Year (2019/20) Annual ITA ANGELO DEI TOS
ME1727 COMMON MEO2046742 10 5th Year (2019/20) Annual ITA AMBROGIO FASSINA
ME1857 COMMON MEO2045729 7 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
ME1869 COMMON MEP3053464 9 1st Year (2019/20) Second