Candiani Massimo Professore ordinarioMedicineMED/40




Born in Brescia on 29 December 1964 and currently living in Milan.

Massimo Candiani is Head of the Complex Operative Unit of Gynaecology-Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine at IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital since 1 November 2009.

Since 2009 he is full professor at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele Faculty of Medicine and Director of the School of Specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University.

Since 2018, he is the president of SEGI (Società di Endoscopia Ginecologica Italiana).

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan, in 1993 he specialised in Gynaecology and Obstetrics with honours at the University of Pavia. His studies proceeded in France at the Polyclinique Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Médicine de la Reproduction, CHU Clermont Ferrand, Université de Clermont Ferrand and, on his return to Italy, he worked at the Gynecological Oncology Service of the Mangiagalli Clinic and at the European Institute of Oncology, carrying out care activities as Head of Gynecology at the Mangiagalli Clinic until 2005.

In 2004 he became associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Milan and in 2005 he joined the San Paolo Hospital in Milan, first as Head of the Operative Unit of Endoscopy Surgery and of the Service of Gynaecological Surgery, then as Director of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic itself.

In 2007 he became head of the Operative Unit of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the San Giuseppe Hospital in the Milan State University complex. 

The constant application and progressive development of endoscopic techniques since 1991, have allowed Professor Candiani first to approach the surgical treatment of benign gynaecological diseases (surgery of the adnexa and uterus, endometriosic disease, pelvic static pathology, surgery during pregnancy and utero-vaginal malformations) and later, the introduction of endoscopic techniques in gynaecological oncology for staging and/or radical interventions.

Recently, Professor Candiani has turned his interests to a new chapter in the field of surgery, concerning both the correction of fetal spina bifida through intrauterine surgery and the evaluation, diagnosis and surgical treatment of malformations of the female genital tract.

The development and further application of vaginal surgery techniques completes his wide and exhaustive specialised surgical experience.

Professor Candiani is also a member of numerous national and international scientific societies: American Fertility Society; American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists; European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, Italian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, honorary member of the Societad Ecuadoriana de Endoscopia Ginecologica filial de la Societad Iberoamericana de Endoscopia Ginecologica. He has been a member of the board of SIELG (Italian Society of Endoscopy and Laser Therapy in Gynaecology), of the Board of Directors of the University Centre for Experimental Fetal Surgery of the University of Milan, of the Executive Board of the European Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ESGE). He is a counselor of the "LANG - PARDI ITALIA Foundation" and President of the "Fondazione Donna e Feto”.

He has also been a member of the CSS (Consiglio Superiore di Sanità) of the Italian Ministry of Health. 

From 2015 to 2018 he has been vice-president of SEGI (Società di Endoscopia Ginecologica Italiana), which he currently chairs.

Professor Candiani is also author of more than 300 printed publications in prestigious national and international scientific journals, chapters, textbooks and specialistic manuals.

Unique identifiers

ORCID ID 0000-0003-4845-8566

WOS ABG-9811-2020

SCOPUS 7003321868





Di Mattei, V.E., Perego, G., Rancoita, P.M.V., Taranto, P., Carnelli, L., Mangili, G., Sarais, V., Bergamini, A., Candiani, M.

Psychological Aspects Associated With Fertility Preservation in Oncology: An Exploratory Study

(2020) Frontiers in Psychology, 11, art. no. 608651,.


Baruch, Y., Nale, R., Parma, M., Di Fatta, S., Fedele, L., Candiani, M., Salvatore, S.

Lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome after neo-vagina creation by Davydov’s procedure

(2020) International Urogynecology Journal, 31 (12), pp. 2529-2533.


Murdica, V., Giacomini, E., Makieva, S., Zarovni, N., Candiani, M., Salonia, A., Vago, R., Viganò, P.

In vitro cultured human endometrial cells release extracellular vesicles that can be uptaken by spermatozoa

(2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 8856, .


Cavoretto, P.I., Farina, A., Miglio, R., Zamagni, G., Girardelli, S., Vanni, V.S., Morano, D., Spinillo, S., Sartor, F., Candiani, M.

Prospective longitudinal cohort study of uterine arteries Doppler in singleton pregnancies obtained by IVF/ICSI with oocyte donation or natural conception

(2020) Human Reproduction, 35 (11), pp. 2428-2438.


Di Mattei, V.E., Carnelli, L., Taranto, P., Mazzetti, M., Perego, G., Rottoli, S., Rancoita, P.M.V., Bergamini, A., Petrone, M., Rabaiotti, E., Candotti, G., Candiani, M.

Chemotherapy-induced nausea in a sample of gynaecological cancer patients: assessment issues and personal risk factors evaluation

(2020) Supportive Care in Cancer, 28 (11), pp. 5343-5351.


Bocciolone, L., Bonavina, G., Candiani, M., De Nardi, P., Gagliardi, F., Medone, M., Mortini, P., Negri, G., Ottolina, J., Parise, P., Piloni, M., Sileri, P., Vignali, A.,

Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection

(2020) British Journal of Surgery, 107 (12), pp. e601-e602.


Cavoretto, P.I., Sotiriadis, A., Girardelli, S., Spinillo, S., Candiani, M., Amodeo, S., Farina, A., Fesslova, V.

Postnatal outcome and associated anomalies of prenatally diagnosed right aortic arch with concomitant right ductal arch: a systematic review and meta-analysis

(2020) Diagnostics, 10 (10), art. no. 831, .


Salmeri, N., Villanacci, R., Ottolina, J., Bartiromo, L., Cavoretto, P., Dolci, C., Lembo, R., Schimberni, M., Valsecchi, L., Viganò, P., Candiani, M.

Maternal arsenic exposure and gestational diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

(2020) Nutrients, 12 (10), art. no. 3094, pp. 1-19.


Giorgione, V., Fesslova, V., Boveri, S., Candiani, M., Khalil, A., Cavoretto, P.

Adverse perinatal outcome and placental abnormalities in pregnancies with major fetal congenital heart defects: A retrospective case-control study

(2020) Prenatal Diagnosis, 40 (11), pp. 1390-1397.


Candotti, G., Peiretti, M., Mangili, G., Bergamini, A., Candiani, M., Cioffi, R., Mais, V., Rabaiotti, E., Bocciolone, L.

Erratum to ‘What women want: Fertility sparing surgery in Borderline ovarian tumours patients and pregnancy outcome’ [European Journal of Surgical Oncology 46/5 (2020) 888–892] (European Journal of Surgical Oncology (2020) 46(5) (888–892), (S0748798319309242), (10.1016/j.ejso.2019.11.001))

(2020) European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 46 (10), p. 1972.


Cavoretto, P.I., Farina, A., Gaeta, G., Sigismondi, C., Spinillo, S., Casiero, D., Pozzoni, M., Vigano, P., Papaleo, E., Candiani, M.

Uterine artery Doppler in singleton pregnancies conceived after in-vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection with fresh vs frozen blastocyst transfer: longitudinal cohort study

(2020) Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 56 (4), pp. 603-610.


Petrone, M., Bergamini, A., Tateo, S., Castellano, L.M., Pella, F., Rabaiotti, E., Bocciolone, L., Mereu, L., Candiani, M., Mangili, G.

Transvaginal ultrasound in evaluation and follow-up of ovarian granulosa cell tumors

(2020) International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 30 (9), pp. 1384-1389.


Bonavina, G., Bocciolone, L., Candiani, M., Bonavina, L.

Comment on: Prophylactic salpingectomy for prevention of ovarian cancer at the time of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy

(2020) British Journal of Surgery, 107 (9), p. e354.


Ottolina, J., Bartiromo, L., Dolci, C., Salmeri, N., Schimberni, M., Villanacci, R., Viganò, P., Candiani, M.

Assessment of coagulation parameters in women affected by endometriosis: Validation study and systematic review of the literature

(2020) Diagnostics, 10 (8), art. no. 567, .


Ottolina, J., Schimberni, M., Makieva, S., Bartiromo, L., Fazia, T., Bernardinelli, L., Viganò, P., Candiani, M., Gentilini, D.

Early-life factors, in-utero exposures and endometriosis risk: a meta-analysis

(2020) Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 41 (2), pp. 279-289.


Cavoretto, P.I., Fornara, C., Baldoli, C., Arossa, A., Furione, M., Candiani, M., Querini, P.R., Barera, G., Poloniato, A., Gaeta, G., Spinillo, A., Lilleri, D.

Prenatal management of congenital human cytomegalovirus infection in seropositive pregnant patients treated with azathioprine

(2020) Diagnostics, 10 (8), art. no. 542, .


Candiani, M., Bonavina, G., Valsecchi, L., Ottolina, J., Mortini, P., Gagliardi, F., Piloni, M., Medone, M., Carlucci, M., Negri, G., Bandiera, A., Nardi, P.D., Elmore, U.

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative sars-cov-2 infection: An international cohort study

(2020) The Lancet, 396 (10243), pp. 27-38.


Paolino, G., Canti, V., Mercuri, S.R., Rovere Querini, P., Candiani, M., Pasi, F.

Diffuse cutaneous manifestation in a new mother with COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2)

(2020) International Journal of Dermatology, 59 (7), pp. 874-875.


Rabaiotti, E., Girardelli, S., Valsecchi, L., Bergamini, A., Petrone, M., Mangili, G., Candiani, M.

Carboplatin Use in Pregnancy for Stage IB3 Cervical Cancer: Case Report and Review of the Literature

(2020) Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 9 (3), pp. 445-448.


Mandia, L., Cavoretto, P., Duca, P., Candiani, M., Cetin, I., Savasi, V.

Evaluation of uterine artery doppler and estrogen milieu in oocyte donation pregnancies-a pilot study

(2020) Diagnostics, 10 (5), art. no. 254, .


Candiani, M., Ottolina, J., Schimberni, M., Tandoi, I., Bartiromo, L., Ferrari, S.

Recurrence Rate after “One-Step” CO2 Fiber Laser Vaporization versus Cystectomy for Ovarian Endometrioma: A 3-Year Follow-up Study

(2020) Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 27 (4), pp. 901-908.


Inversetti, A., Fesslova, V., Deprest, J., Candiani, M., Giorgione, V., Cavoretto, P.

Prenatal Growth in Fetuses with Isolated Cyanotic and Non-Cyanotic Congenital Heart Defects

(2020) Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 47 (5), pp. 411-419.


Candotti, G., Peiretti, M., Mangili, G., Bergamini, A., Candiani, M., Cioffi, R., Mais, V., Rabaiotti, E., Bocciolone, L.

What women want: Fertility sparing surgery in Borderline ovarian tumours patients and pregnancy outcome

(2020) European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 46 (5), pp. 888-892.


Cavoretto, P., Cioffi, R., Mangili, G., Petrone, M., Bergamini, A., Rabaiotti, E., Valsecchi, L., Candiani, M., Seckl, M.J.

A Pictorial Ultrasound Essay of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

(2020) Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 39 (3), pp. 597-613.


Viganò, P., Ottolina, J., Bartiromo, L., Bonavina, G., Schimberni, M., Villanacci, R., Candiani, M.

Cellular Components Contributing to Fibrosis in Endometriosis: A Literature Review

(2020) Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 27 (2), pp. 287-295.


Salvatore, S., Pitsouni, E., Grigoriadis, T., Zacharakis, D., Pantaleo, G., Candiani, M., Athanasiou, S.

CO2 laser and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: a randomized sham-controlled trial

(2020) Climacteric, .


Di Mattei, V.E., Perego, G., Taranto, P., Mazzetti, M., Marotta, E., Candiani, M., Salvatore, S.

The Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment on Sexuality and Couple Relationships

(2020) Family Process, .


Dallagiovanna, C., Vanni, V.S., Somigliana, E., Busnelli, A., Papaleo, E., Villanacci, R., Candiani, M., Reschini, M.

Risk Factors for Monozygotic Twins in IVF-ICSI Cycles: a Case-Control Study

(2020) Reproductive Sciences, .


Di Mattei, V., Mazzetti, M., Perego, G., Rottoli, S., Mangili, G., Bergamini, A., Cioffi, R., Candiani, M.

Psychological aspects and fertility issues of GTD

(2020) Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, .


Cavoretto, P.I., Giorgione, V., Sotiriadis, A., Viganò, P., Papaleo, E., Galdini, A., Gaeta, G., Candiani, M.

IVF/ICSI treatment and the risk of iatrogenic preterm birth in singleton pregnancies: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies

(2020) Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, .


Filippini, M., Luvero, D., Salvatore, S., Pieralli, A., Montera, R., Plotti, F., Candiani, M., Angioli, R.

Efficacy of fractional CO2 laser treatment in postmenopausal women with genitourinary syndrome: A multicenter study

(2020) Menopause, 27 (1), pp. 43-49.


Sanchez, A.M., Pagliardini, L., Cermisoni, G.C., Privitera, L., Makieva, S., Alteri, A., Corti, L., Rabellotti, E., Candiani, M., Viganò, P.

Does endometriosis influence the embryo quality and/or development? Insights from a large retrospective matched cohort study

(2020) Diagnostics, 10 (2), art. no. 83, .


Candiani, M., Vanni, V.S., Papaleo, E., Delprato, D., Tandoi, I., Gervasio, V., Parma, M., Corti, L., Girardelli, S., Fedele, L.

Oocyte Retrieval during Laparoscopic Vaginoplasty to Reduce Invasiveness in the Treatment of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome

(2020) Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 27 (1), pp. 74-79.


Amato, V., Papaleo, E., Pasciuta, R., Viganò, P., Ferrarese, R., Clementi, N., Sanchez, A.M., Quaranta, L., Burioni, R., Ambrosi, A., Salonia, A., Clementi, M., Candiani, M., Mancini, N.

Differential composition of vaginal microbiome, but not of seminal microbiome, is associated with successful intrauterine insemination in couples with idiopathic infertility: A prospective observational study

(2020) Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 7 (1), .


Mapelli, P., Ironi, G., Bergamini, A., Mangili, G., Paola, R., Taccagni, G.L., Venturini, E., Petrone, M., Nisi, V., Fallanca, F., De Marzi, P., Colarieti, A., Candotti, G., Bocciolone, L., Candiani, M., Gianolli, L., Picchio, M., De Cobelli, F.

Synergic role of preoperative 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET and MRI parameters in predicting histopathological features of endometrial cancer

(2020) Nuclear Medicine Communications, pp. 1073-1080.


Uccella, S., Capozzi, V.A., Ricco’, M., Perrone, E., Zanello, M., Ferrari, S., Zorzato, P.C., Seracchioli, R., Cromi, A., Serati, M., Ergasti, R., Fanfani, F., Berretta, R., Malzoni, M., Cianci, S., Vizza, E., Guido, M., Legge, F., Ciravolo, G., Gueli Alletti, S., Ghezzi, F., Candiani, M., Scambia, G.

Sexual Function following Laparoscopic versus Transvaginal Closure of the Vaginal Vault after Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial by the Italian Society of Gynecological Endoscopy Using a Validated Questionnaire

(2020) Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 27 (1), pp. 186-194.


Bergamini, A., Bocciolone, L., Fodor, A., Candiani, M., Mangili, G.

Management of recurrent ovarian cancer: When platinum-based regimens are not a therapeutic option

(2019) International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 29 (9), pp. 1431-1436.


Candiani, M., Ottolina, J., Ferrari, S.

Reply: Methodological concerns on 'Assessment of ovarian reserve after cystectomy versus "one-step" laser vaporization in the treatment of ovarian endometrioma: A small randomized clinical trial'

(2019) Human Reproduction, 34 (10), pp. 2087-2090.


Sartori, E., Ghezzi, F., Cromi, A., Laganà, A.S., Garzon, S., Raffaelli, R., Scambia, G., Franchi, M., Candiani, M., Casarin, J., Ciavattini, A., Di Paola, R., Greco, P., Guaschino, S., Marchesoni, D., Milani, R., Rizzo, N., Venturini, P.L., Valente, E., Vizza, E., Zanconato, G., Zullo, F., On behalf of the Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SIGO)

Learning climate and quality of Italian training courses in gynecology and obstetrics

(2019) European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 241, pp. 13-18.


Bergamini, A., Cormio, G., Ferrandina, G., Lorusso, D., Giorda, G., Scarfone, G., Bocciolone, L., Raspagliesi, F., Tateo, S., Cassani, C., Savarese, A., Breda, E., De Giorgi, U., Mascilini, F., Candiani, M., Kardhashi, A., Biglia, N., Perrone, A.M., Pignata, S., Mangili, G.

Conservative surgery in stage I adult type granulosa cells tumors of the ovary: Results from the MITO-9 study

(2019) Gynecologic Oncology, 154 (2), pp. 323-327.


Di Martino, D., Masturzo, B., Paracchini, S., Bracco, B., Cavoretto, P., Prefumo, F., Germano, C., Morano, D., Girlando, F., Giorgione, V., Parpinel, G., Cariello, L., Fusè, F., Candiani, M., Todros, T., Rizzo, N., Farina, A.

Comparison of two “a priori” risk assessment algorithms for preeclampsia in Italy: a prospective multicenter study

(2019) Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 299 (6), pp. 1587-1596.


Candiani, M., Ferrari, S.M., Marotta, E., Tandoi, I., Ottolina, J., Salvatore, S.

Mini-invasive transvaginal repair of isthmocele: a video case report

(2019) Fertility and Sterility, 111 (4), pp. 828-830.


Cioffi, R., Bergamini, A., Rabaiotti, E., Petrone, M., Pella, F., Ferrari, D., Mangili, G., Candiani, M.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in high-risk ovarian cancer patients: Role of age

(2019) Tumori, 105 (2), pp. 168-173.


Mapelli, P., Bergamini, A., Fallanca, F., Rancoita, P.M.V., Cioffi, R., Incerti, E., Rabaiotti, E., Petrone, M., Mangili, G., Candiani, M., Gianolli, L., Picchio, M.

Prognostic role of FDG PET-derived parameters in preoperative staging of endometrial cancer [Función pronóstica de los parámetros derivados de FDG PET en la estadificación preoperatoria del cáncer de endometrio]

(2019) Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular, 38 (1), pp. 3-9.



Alio, L., Angioni, S., Arena, S., Bartiromo, L., Bergamini, V., Berlanda, N., Bonanni, V., Bonin, C., Buggio, L., Candiani, M., Centini, G., D’alterio, M.N., De Stefano, F., Di Cello, A., Exacoustos, C., Fedele, L., Frattaruolo, M.P., Geraci, E., Lavarini, E., Lazzeri, L., Luisi, S., Maiorana, A., Makieva, S., Maneschi, F., Martire, F., Massarotti, C., Mattei, A., Muzii, L., Ottolina, J., Pagliardini, L., Perandini, A., Perelli, F., Pino, I., Porpora, M.G., Remorgida, V., Scagnelli, G., Seracchioli, R., Solima, E., Somigliana, E., Sorrenti, G., Ticino, A., Venturella, R., Viganò, P., Vignali, M., Zullo, F., Zupi, E.

Endometriosis: Seeking optimal management in women approaching menopause

(2019) Climacteric, 22 (4), pp. 329-338.

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