Pierpaolo Sileri MP is currently Vice Minister of Health for the Italian Government. Prior to this, he served as President of Senate Health Commission from 2018 to 2019, and before that as Senator of the Italian Republic, a position he assumed in 2018. In addition, he serves on several committees of international and national surgical societies as well as on the editorial boards of international journals.
Vice Minister Sileri is a qualified surgeon, having graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 1998. Following his graduation, he spent three years at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Fellow and then instructor of surgery. He obtained the degree of Master of Surgery at the same University in 2002. He completed his residency in Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2005 at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
From 2003 to 2005 he trained in Colorectal Surgery in Oxford. In 2006 he obtained the PhD in Technology, informatics and robotics in Surgery. He served as an Academic Consultant Surgeon at the University of Rome Tor Vergata from 2008 to 2012 and as Director of the Colorectal Master Program at the same University until 2018. He has also served as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University Vita Salute San Raffaele in Milan.
His research focus has covered inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and functional diseases. The majority of the current research interest is focused on minimally invasive gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. Vice Minister Sileri is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed papers published in renowned industry journals, books chapters as well as being the editor of numerous books and society practice guidelines.