Gaetano Bertino

Associate Professor of GASTROENTEROLOGY [MED/12]
Office: AOUP “G. Rodolico- San Marco” – Padiglione 4 piano 4 - Via S. Sofia n.78, 95123 Catania
Email: bertino@unict.it gaetanobertinounict@gmail.com
Phone: +39.095.378.1573
Fax: +39.095.378.1572
Office Hours: Friday from 11:00 to 12:00


Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Degree in Pharmacy, Specialization in Internal Medicine. Diplomas in Ad-vanced Life Support Provider Courses of the European Resuscitation Council-Italian Resuscitation Council. 
At the University of Catania he progressively held various roles: Specializing, Internal Physician with Assis-tant Tasks, Scholarship holder, Research Fellow, Graduate Technician, Graduate Technical Officer, Confirmed Researcher, Aggregate Professor, 2017 - National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Diseases of the Digestive System (MED12). 2018-National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor of Diseases of the Digestive System (MED12). Beyond the teaching of Emergency Medicine of the C.L.M. in Medicine and Surgery, he holds teachings in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine in Degree Courses in Nursing, Obstetrics and Specialization Schools in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Genetics, Dermatology, Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Geriatrics. Coordinator Responsible for the Research Doctorate "New evaluation and study systems for the hemodynamic and metabolic com-plications of chronic liver diseases". Professor of Research Doctorates of the University of Catania. Head of the Hepatology Unit, Regional Referral Center for Hepatitis C Treatment and Regional Reference Center for Rare Diseases of the Digestive System - A.O.U. Policlinico - Catania. 
1981-2020: Participation as a speaker at National and International Congresses. Member and Head of national and international clinical-therapeutic trials. 
Partner A.I.S.F., E.A.S.L., S.I.G.E., UNIGASTRO-COLMAD, Gr.E.Ca.S. Review P.R.I.N. and F.I.R.B. Editorial board member and reviewer of scientific journals including: Medicine, Plos One, Hepatology, Clin. Ther. Author of scientific papers in international journals, with impact factor, listed in PubMed, SCOPUS and WOS ISI.

 


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Research fields

  • HBV and HCV related Chronic Hepatitis;
  • Antiviral treatment of HBV and HCV chronic hepatitis;
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Steato Hepatitis (NASH);
  • Autoimmune hepatitis;
  • Primary biliary cholangitis and first and second line therapy
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis and Liver Failure;
  • Hepatorenal Sindrome;
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma;
  • Haemocromatosis;
  • Wilson’s disease;
  • Rare diseases of the digestive system
  • Ecographic assessment of chronic liver diseases;
  • Liver biopsy.

Keywords
chronic hepatitis, HBV, HCV, autoimmune hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, hepatic en-cephalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome, hepatocellular carcinoma, NASH, NAFLD, peg-interferon, DAAs, NUCs, liver transplantation

 

Award reserved for the best posters presented at the 108th National Congress of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (Rome, 20-23 October 2007) for scientific work: Iron depletion and lifestyle modifications improve insulin resistance in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hyperferritinemia. Intern Emerg Med 2007, vol 2, S69. BERTINO G, Ardiri AM, Boemi P, Ierna D, Consolo M, Bruno CM, Valenti M, Pulvirenti D, Neri S.

Winner, as co-researcher, of the Gilead Fellowship Program 2015 for the research "Metabolic effects of HCV clearance in patients with hcv-related cirrhosis". www.itfellowshipprogram.it