Crippa Stefano Ricercatore a tempo determinato seniorMedicineMED/18 - Chirurgia Generale



Assistant Professor of Surgery


2003: MD, cum laude, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

2006–2007: Research Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA - Mentors: Carlos Fernandez-del CastIllo & Andrew L. Warshaw

2004-2009: Residency in Surgery, University of  Verona, Verona, Italy

2010-2013: PhD in Neoplastic and Inflammatory Diseases of the Pancreas, Liver and Biliary Ducts, University of  Verona, Verona, Italy – Mentors: Massimo Falconi & Claudio Bassi


2010-2012: Attending Surgeon, Division of General Surgery, Ospedale Sacro Cuore, Negrar (VR), Italy -  Chief: Prof. Massimo Falconi

2012-2014: Attending Surgeon, Division of Pancreatic Surgery, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria “Ospedali Riuniti”, Ancona, Italy - Chief: Prof. Massimo Falconi

2015-present: Attending Surgeon, Division of Pancreatic Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy - Chief: Prof. Massimo Falconi

2018-present: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy


Multimodal treatment of pancreatic tumors (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, cystic neoplasms/intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, neuroendocrine tumors); open and minimally invasive surgery of pancreas and biliary tree; acute and chronic pancreatitis; familial pancreatic cancer; upper GI tract surgery; hernia; emergency and trauma surgery (Division of Emergency Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute); surveillance of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas

Dr Crippa performed more than 1200 surgical procedure sas first operator/tutor, mainly in the setting of pancreatic surgery


Dr Crippa is first author or co-author of 160 peer-reviewed paper -  H index (Scopus): 41, total number of citations > 6000.

Research interests:

  1. Prognostic factors and therapeutic strategies for the management of pancreatic cancer and IPMNs
  2. Translational research applied to pancreatic cancer and IPMNs;
  3. Identification of new biomarkers of malignancy in pancreatic cystic lesions
  4. Risk factors for complications after pancreatic surgery
  5. Application of minimally invasive surgery in pancreatic surgery


1.            Member of working group of Italian Guidelines for the diagnosis and work up of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas:

Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists, AIGO and Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas, AISP, Buscarini E, et al. Italian consensus guidelines for the diagnostic  work-up and follow-up of cystic pancreatic neoplasms. Dig Liver Dis 2014;46:479-93

2.            Member of working group of Italian Guidelines on acute pancreatitis

Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas (AISP), Pezzilli R, et al. Consensus guidelines on severe acute pancreatitis. Dig Liver Dis 2015;47:532-543

3.            Member of working group of Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) for pancreatic cancer guidelines  (2017-present):


Italian Surgical Association

Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas (Council 2014-2017)

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (International Relations Committee 2016-2018)

International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)

The Pancreas Club

International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)

European Pancreatic Club (EPC)


Member of the Editorial Board of the following journals:

2009-present:   World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

2010-2016:                          Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

2015-present:                   Medicine (Academic Editor)

2018-presente                 PlosOne (Academic Editor)

Reviewer for the following journals:



Annals of Surgery

American Journal of Gastroenterology

British Journal of Surgery


Journal of Proteomics

BMC Cancer

Digestive and Liver Disease

Digestive Diseases

Digestive Surgery



World Journal of Gastroenterology

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

International Journal of Endocrine Oncology

Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Expert Review of Anticancer Treatment

Expert Review on Therapeutic Targets

Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International

Journal of Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques


2006:                     Kenneth Warren International Fellowship Award

                               International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

2010:                     Premio “Ettore Ruggieri” 2009 – Italian Society for Surgery

2017:                     UEG Rising Star Award - United European Gastroenterology

Best oral comunications during meetings:

2007:                     Massachusetts Surgical Society

2nd Prize Residents and Fellows Conference

Boston, Ma, USA

2007:                     Selected Best Oral Communication

                               48th Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

                               22nd  Annual SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference

                               Washington DC, USA

2016:                     Best Scientific Publication 2015

                               Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE)

2016:                     John Howard Annual Research Award

                               50th Annual Pancreas Club Meeting

San Diego, Ca, USA


2016                      Ricerca Finalizzata Bando Giovani Ricercatori 2016– Italian Ministry of Health

“Genomic mechanisms of pancreatic cancer-induced human neutrophil reprogramming: implications for early management of premalignant lesions”.

                                Co-PI and Leader Unit 2-Pancreatic Surgery,  San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan

                               Overall budget: 450000 euro (Budget Unit 2: 75000 euro)

2018                      Ricerca Finalizzata Bando Giovani Ricercatori 2018– Italian Ministry of Health

“Definition of radiological and endocrine/metabolic/inflammatory biomarker(s) to identify high grade dysplasia/invasive carcinoma in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas”

PI and Leader Unit 1 Pancreatic Surgery,  San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan

Overall budget: 450000 euro (Budget Unit 1: 210000 euro)

2018-2020:          Grant from “Fondazione Nadia Valsecchi” for the study of inflammation in IPMNs

Overall budget: 60000 euro (20000 euro/year)


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