Tommaso Simoncini is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pisa. He is the Scientific Director of the Molecular and Cellular Gynecological Endocrinology Laboratory (MCGEL), an International center of excellence performing studies on molecular mechanisms of actions of sex hormones on vascular cells, cancer cells and brain cells, that are relevant to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, cancer metastasis and brain degenerative disorders. He also performs clinical research, particularly on the effect of steroidal drugs on endometriosis, on the role of the feto-placental nitric oxide system in fetal growth restriction or on preterm birth, on surgical techniques in pelvic floor diseases, on computer-assisted pre-surgical simulation of pelvic procedures.
Tommaso has published over 120 original papers in high-impact scientific Journals, with a global IF of over 520 and an H index of 30.
From a clinical standpoint, he has extensively dedicated himself to the surgical aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, with a particular interest in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and to mini-invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques in gynecology, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology. He has performed more than 3.000 complex surgical procedures. He also has a specific interest for gynecological endocrinology and climacteric medicine and recently started a multidisciplinary center for the treatment of pelvic floor diseases.
Tommaso is Executive Secretary of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, Treasurer of the European Menopause and Andropause Society and Adjunct Executive Secretary of the European Society of Gynecology and is a Board member of the International Menopause Society. He is Editor of Maturitas, of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, of Faculty of a 1000, Women’s Health and of Vascular Pharmacology. His work has been recognized with various scientific honors, including the “Merck Senior Fellow” award by the Endocrine Society (2005), the “Robert B. Greenblatt Award” by the International Menopause Society (2005), the “New Investigator Award” by the North American Menopause Society (2007) and the Alice and Albert Netter Award by the European Society of Gynecology (2007). He has been an invited lecturer to some of the foremost Scientific Congresses in the field, including the US Endocrine Society, The EMBO Congress, The World Congress on the Menopause (IMS) and The Congress of the Federation of International Societies of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).