Recognizing Dr. Nicola Scopinaro, who perfected the Biliopancreatic Diversion

Dr. Nicola Scopinaro is a legend in advance surgical protocols and a mentor.

He graduated from the Medical School, University of Genoa in 1969. Assistant Professor of Surgery at the same University since 1971.

An undisputed leader of Bariatric Surgery across Europe and the states.   He has performed more than 3500+ bariatric and metabolic surgeries.

He is the originator of the Biliopancreatic Diversion for the treatment of morbid obesity and type 2 Diabetes.  

Dr. Scopinaro has been published over 500 times and in more than 300 invited lectures at national and international meetings.  

First President and current Honorary President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).  

First President and current Honorary President of the IFSO European Chapter, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Surgery, the Official Journal of the Federation.  

Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, First Honorary Member of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.

Recipient of the 2006 ASMBS Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award.   Rest in peace, friend.