• Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi, Milano, Italy
  • Chief of the Division of Gynaecologic Surgery, “Luigi Mangiagalli” Institute, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy

Professor Vercellini is a gynaecologist specialising in the management of endometriosis and adenomyosis. His research interests include investigation of some pathogenic aspects of the diseases, and assessment of medical and surgical treatments. He joined the “Luigi Mangiagalli” Institute and the University of Milano in 1977 as a medical student, and received his MD in 1981 from the Università degli Studi of Milano, having the honour to work with Professor Giovanni Battista Candiani. Professor Vercellini completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at Milano University in 1985 and initiated the activity of the Mangiagalli Endometriosis Centre, now a national referral service for women with severe disease forms.

In 2002 Vercellini obtained the position of associate professor at the University of Milano. He was later appointed full professor at the same university. He was elected a member of the executive committee of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) for the years 1995-1999. From 2009 to 2015 he served as associate editor for Human Reproduction and, since then, for Human Reproduction Update.

He is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has an h-index of 61 (Web of Science) – 67 (Scopus).

Vercellini served on the WES Board from 1998 to 2017, and was its president for the term 2011-2014. Since 2017 he is an ambassador of this organisation that represents in the world all the issues related with the disease he has been working on for his entire professional life.