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  1. Authors: Andreas L. Thurkow, Co´tje F. Admiraal, Mark H. Emanuel, Paul J. M. van Kesteren and Sebastiaan Veersema

    Content type: Review Article

Aims and scope

Gynecological Surgery, founded in 2004, is the first and premier peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to all aspects of research, development, and training in gynecological surgery. This field is rapidly changing in response to new developments and innovations in endoscopy, robotics, imaging, and other interventional procedures. Gynecological Surgery is also expanding and now encompasses all surgical interventions pertaining to women’s health, including oncology, urogynecology, and fetal surgery.

Prof Stefano Angioni MD PhD

Prof. Stefano Angioni, M.D. and Ph.D., was born in 1963 in Quartu Sant’Elena (Italy) and received his medical degree magna cum laude at the University of Cagliari in 1989. He qualified with honors in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Modena in 1993 and in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders at the University of Cagliari in 2006. In 2012 he received his Ph.D. in Human and Animal Reproduction with honors at the University of Bari.

He is currently Full Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Faculty of Medicine and President of  the University Midwifery School of the University of Cagliari. He has been member of the General Board of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and of the Executive Board of the Società Italiana di Endoscopia Ginecologica (SEGi). He is currently a member of the scientific committee of the European Society of Gynaecology (ESG) and member of the Executive Board of the Associazione Italiana di Ginecologia Endocrinologica (AIGE). He is a clinical Investigator and Research Unit Coordinator at the Endometriosis Center of the University of Cagliari.

Prof. Angioni’s research interests cover chronic pelvic pain, medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility and minimally invasive surgery in Gynecology.  He has contributed in 125 PudMed and Scopus indexed publications in peer reviewed journals and has a Hirsh Index of 26. He has been an invited speaker in more than 260 international scientific congresses.

Prof. Angioni is even member of the editorial board of “Il Ginecologo”, “Case Reports in Surgery”, “Minerva Ginecologica”, “Current Drug Therapy”, “Gynecological Endocrinology”, “Open Medicine Journal”, “European Gynecology and Obstetrics” and “Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism”  . Before becoming Editor in Chief of  Gynecological Surgery he has been involved in the journal as member of editorial board and associate editor.

He received the Award of Excellency in Gynaecology and Obstetrics in 2006 from the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) in Luxembourg and the  Acknowledgment of its innovative contribution in minimally invasive gynecological surgery at the University of San Petersburg (Russia) in 2012 and by the Romanian Society of Endoscopic Surgery in Timisoara (Romania) in 2014.


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