Francesco Franceschi, MD (IT)

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Business adress:
Internal Medicine
Catholic University of Rome
Policlinico A. Gemelli
Largo Vito 1, 00168 Roma
(Phone 06 30155394; FAX 06 35502775)

Education and professional training:
1994: Student, Internal Medicine, Belluria Hospital, Bologna (Prof. P. Vezzadini)
1994–1995: Student, Dept. Of Cardiology Medical School , University of Bologna, Italy (Prof. R. Bugiardini).
1995: Medical degree (110/110 cum laude; University of Bologna, Italy)
1995–1996: Clinical fellow Dept. Of Cardiology Medical School , University of Bologna, Italy (Prof. R. Bugiardini).
1995: National Board, University of Bologna.
1996: Clinical fellow Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy.
1996–2001 Clinical and research fellow School of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy (Prof. Giovanni Gasbarrini).
1999–2001 Postdoctoral Fellowship GI Section and GI Pathology,l Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
2001: Observer GI Oncology, MD Anderson, Houston, TX, US
2001: Fellowship, Internal Medicine (50/50 cum laude), Catholic University of Rome, Italy Present: Assistant Professor, Internal medicine, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Catholic University of Rome, Italy

Areas of research interest
Ischemia ? reperfusion injury
H. pylori infection: gastric, extragastric diseases, diagnosis and therapy
Animal models of H. pylori infection
Animal models of gastric and colorectal carcinogenesis
Genetic pathways of gastric and colorectal carcinogenesis
Role of probiotics in preventing antibiotic-related side effects
Role of probiotics in colorectal carcinogenesis.
Metabolic X syndrome and colorectal cancer

Organization and participation:
Membre, Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE)
Member, Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI)
Member, Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU)
Secretary SIGE Section: ?H. pylori and related diseases?
Local Secretary for the EAGE (Europena Association of Gatroenterology and Endoscopy) President (2008–2009)
Secretary of the SIGE-Lazio Board