Ugo Grossi

Ugo Grossi

Assistant Professor

Telefono: +39 0422 322450


Education and Qualifications
2007 - Medical Degree (Catholic University of Rome)
2015 - Postgraduate Degree in Surgery (Catholic University of Rome, A. Gemelli University Hospital IRCCS)
2021 - PhD in Digestive Diseases (Queen Mary University of London, London, UK)
2022 - Assistant Professor (University of Padua)
2018-2027 - National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) to apply for Associate Professor of General Surgery
2021-2026 - Member of the Anorectal Disorders Committee, Rome Foundation, V Revision of the Rome Criteria

His main interests are in the surgical management of benign coloproctological conditions, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, pelvic floor disorders. He has published extensively in this field. He received various prizes for his work from the Italian Society of Surgery (Ettore Ruggieri Award), European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO Travel Award) and Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (John Nicholls Prize). He is an Associate Editor of BMC Surgery and Guest Editor of Frontiers in Surgery, and Reviewer for several journals, including Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (APT), Neurogastroenterology and Motility (NMO), Colorectal Disease, Techniques in Coloproctology, Updates in Surgery. He has recently joined the Steering Committee of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery. He has been appointed in the Anorectal Disorders Committee, Rome Foundation, for the V Revision of the Rome Criteria.

  1. Grossi U, Carrington EV, Bharucha AE, Horrocks EJ, Scott SM, Knowles CH. Diagnostic accuracy study of anorectal manometry for diagnosis of dyssynergic defecation. Gut. 2016 Mar;65(3):447-55. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2014-308835. Epub 2015 Mar 12.
  2. Grossi U, Di Tanna GL, Heinrich H, Taylor SA, Knowles CH, Scott SM. Systematic review with meta-analysis: defecography should be a first-line diagnostic modality in patients with refractory constipation. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Dec;48(11-12):1186-1201. doi: 10.1111/apt.15039. Epub 2018 Nov 11.
  3. Carrington EV, Knowles CH, Grossi U, Scott SM. High-resolution Anorectal Manometry Measures Are More Accurate Than Conventional Measures in Detecting Anal Hypocontractility in Women With Fecal Incontinence. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Feb;17(3):477-485.e9. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2018.06.037. Epub 2018 Jun 30.
  4. Grossi U, Heinrich H, Di Tanna GL, Taylor SA, Vollebregt PF, Knowles CH, Scott SM. Systematic Characterization of Defecographic Abnormalities in a Consecutive Series of 827 Patients With Chronic Constipation. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Nov 1;64(11):1385-1397. doi:10.1097/DCR.0000000000001923.
  5. Gallo G, Grossi U, Sturiale A, Di Tanna GL, Picciariello A, Pillon S, Mascagni D, Altomare DF, Naldini G, Perinotti R; Telemedicine in Proctology Italian Working Group. E-consensus on telemedicine in proctology: A RAND/UCLA-modified study Surgery. 2021 Aug;170(2):405-411. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2021.01.049. Epub 2021 Mar 22.
  6. Santoro GA, Grossi U, Murad-Regadas S, Nunoo-Mensah JW, Mellgren A, Di Tanna GL, Gallo G, Tsang C, Wexner SD; DECOR-19 Collaborative Group. DElayed COloRectal cancer care during COVID-19 Pandemic (DECOR-19): Global perspective from an international survey. Surgery. 2021 Apr;169(4):796-807. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2020.11.008. Epub 2020 Nov 17.
  7. Gallo G, Sturiale A, De Simone V, Di Tanna GL, Giani I, Grossi U; ProctoLock 2020 Working Group. A worldwide survey on proctological practice during COVID-19 lockdown (ProctoLock 2020): a cross-sectional analysis. Colorectal Dis. 2021 Jan;23(1):246-264. doi: 10.1111/codi.15394. Epub 2020 Oct 27.
  8. Grossi U, Knowles CH, Mason J, Lacy-Colson J, Brown SR; NIHR CapaCiTY working group; Pelvic floor Society. Surgery for constipation: systematic review and practice recommendations: Results II: Hitching procedures for the rectum (rectal suspension). Colorectal Dis. 2017 Sep;19 Suppl 3:37-48. doi: 10.1111/codi.13773.
  9. Grossi U, Horrocks EJ, Mason J, Knowles CH, Williams AB; NIHR CapaCiTY working group; Pelvic floor Society. Surgery for constipation: systematic review and practice recommendations: Results IV: Recto-vaginal reinforcement procedures. Colorectal Dis. 2017 Sep;19 Suppl 3:73-91. doi: 10.1111/codi.13781.
  10. Iqbal N, Machielsen AJHM, Breukink SO, Woodcock R, Kane G, Alrubaiy L, Grossi U, Kimman ML, Tozer PJ. Living with cryptoglandular anal fistula: a qualitative investigation of the patient's experience through semi-structured patient interviews. Qual Life Res. 2022 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s11136-022-03098-y. Online ahead of print.