IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli

Scientific director

Prof. Giovanni Scambia

The Gemelli University Hospital (Italian: Foundation Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli) IRCCS is where scientific and technical expertise, human sensitivity, ethics, and Catholic values become a motivating commitment serving all citizens ensuring excellent care accessible to the entire community.

The centrality of the patient as a person, use of expertise, technology and state-of-the-art know-how, and ability to respond to complex care needs through increasingly personalized (therefore effective) responses are the hallmarks of clinical and healthcare activities fulfilled every day, 24 hours a day, by the Gemelli University Hospital. Eight clinical and research departments involve113 medical care units, including 86 complex operating units, 27 simple operating areas, and 1536 beds. In one year, 215 organ transplantations were performed, 94,509 patients were discharged, and 83,419 people accessed the emergency room.

The Gemelli University Hospital is a reference point at the national level for an increasing number of disciplines and specializations with international excellence. With more than 5000 employees and daily relationships with thousands of stakeholders, the Gemelli University Hospital IRCCS is a national fundamental institution, which operates in an economically sustainable way in the complex context of Health Care.

Working successfully in this delicate balance depends on the dedication and skill of all collaborators.

Every day, people embrace the Foundation’s mission with motivation and commitment, guaranteeing excellent healthcare with professionalism and humanity, available to the entire community. Recoginzed as a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS) for the disciplines of Personalized Medicine and Innovative Biotechnology in 2018, Gemelli is committed to clinical and scientific research.

In 2017, the Foundation distinguished itself in areas of prestigious university research, obtained through competitive tenders. Projects are in scientific areas such as oncology, which has always been one of the pillars of the Foundation’s research, as well as metabolic diseases, chronic diseases, genetic and autoimmune diseases (Amyotrophic Muscular Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis), infectious diseases and new diagnostic systems. The second pillar of the Foundation is the expertise demonstrated in profit research, which with the launch in 2017 of the Clinical Trial Center as an independent company, confirms Gemelli as one of the few Italian facilities at the service of global clinical research, setting a new industry standard of excellence.

In 2017, as a result of collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University th foundation achieved the following: 291 research projects developed, 33 structures of the Foundation entirely or partially dedicated to research projects, over 1500 scientific publications, 142 profit studies activated in the Clinical Trial Center, all with a value of 10.5 million euros.

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