Tommaso Simoncini is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of the University of Pisa and Head of the OB/GYN Division. TS 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. TS 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, on innovative robotic surgical approaches to benign and malignant gynecological diseases, on the development of breakthroughs in mini-invasive surgical approaches for gynecologic surgery (such as V-NOTES).
TS has published over 300 original papers on high-impact scientific Journal, with a global IF of over 1000 and an H index of 51. TS’s publications have been cited more than 12.000 times.
From a clinical standpoint, TS 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 10.000 complex surgical procedures and he is a pioneer in the application of robotic surgery to pelvic floor reconstruction. TS coordinates an internationally-renowned multidisciplinary center for the treatment of pelvic floor diseases. TS has a long-standing interest for gynecological endocrinology and climacteric medicine.
TS is past President of the Council of the IMS Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS) and Past President of the European Menopause and Andropause Society, Executive Secretary of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology and Executive Secretary of the European Society of Gynecology. TS is also a past Executive Secretary of the International Menopause Society and a Fellow ad eundem of the International Academy of Human Reproduction. TS is Associate Editor of Maturitas and of Gynecological Endocrinology. TS’s 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), the Alice and Albert Netter Award by the European Society of Gynecology (2007), the International Award “Arnaldo Bruno” for Gynecology by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and presented by the President of the Italian Republic. Recently, TS has been elected as a foreign member of the Académie Royale de Médicine de Belgique. TS has been an invited lecturer to 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), The European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE).