• Prof Francesco Montorsi

    Uro-Oncology (Robotics, HoLEP, Andrology)/Vita-Salute University San Raffaele, Italy

  • Francesco Montorsi is Professor of Urology and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. He received his medical degree from the University of Milan School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in Urology. In addition, Prof Montorsi completed a residency in Andrology at the University of Pisa School of Medicine.

    Prof Montorsi’s major research interests have included several urological areas with a specific focus on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, urologic oncology, benign prostatic hyperplasia and sexual dysfunctions.

    As a widely published author, Prof Montorsi has coauthored 1344 peer-reviewed journal articles according to PubMed and several book chapters. Prof Montorsi’s articles have been published in many prestigious journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Journal of Clinical Oncology and European Urology. Between January 2006 and December 2013 Prof Montorsi served as Editor-in-Chief of European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology (EAU). Between 2015 and 2019 Prof Montorsi served as Adjunct Secretary General of EAU.

    Awards and distinctions include:
    1998 – EAU’s Matula Award for the Urologist younger than 40 years of age with the best scientific production
    2018 – AUA’s Hugh Hampton Young Award for seminal scientific contributions to the study of urologic oncology and andrology, as well as mentorship and global leadership in academic urology
    2019 – EAU’s Frans Debruyne Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding and important contribution to the activities and development of the EAU
    2017 – Elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England