Carlo Bartolozzi was born in 1947 in Jesolo, Italy. He obtained his medical degree from Padova University in 1972. After completing his residency in 1977, he became Radiology Assistant at the University of Florence and was promoted to Associate Professor in Radiology in 1980. A decade later, he obtained full professorship from the University of Pisa, and was appointed Director of the Chair of Radiology and Chairman of the Radiology Residency Programme, positions he has held since. Prof. Bartolozzi's main interests are oncology and gastrointestinal radiology, fields in which he has experimented and developed innovative techniques such as microbubbles in ultrasound, perfusion imaging in MSCT and MR elastography for liver imaging. He was Director of the Department of Oncology, Transplants, and Advanced Technologies in Medicine of the University of Pisa from 1999 to 2007.
An eminent researcher, Prof. Bartolozzi was appointed President of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) in 2005-2007, and presided over the Annual ESGAR Meeting in Florence in 2005. He is also a Member of the Steering Committee of the Erasmus Course on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and was President of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) in 2000-2001.
His involvement in international radiology has gained him Honorary Membership of the Belgian Radiological Society and Austrian Radiological Society, and Corresponding Membership of the Swiss Radiological Society and Turkish Radiological Society.
Prof. Bartolozzi is the 'Hepatobiliary-Pancreas' Section Editor of the journal European Radiology. From 2000 to 2004, he was the 'Liver, biliary system, pancreas and spleen' section editor of EURORAD, a broad online teaching database of peer-reviewed case studies. A prolific writer, he has also published 12 monographs and authored or co-authored over 250 papers.
He is married to Stefania, an Internal Medicine Professor, and has three children; Riccardo, a mechanical engineer, and Sveva and Costanza, both university students in foreign languages. His personal hobbies include the study of history and art and the use of radiological investigations in these fields, which he describes as a bridge between his radiology passion and humanistic interests.
In recognition of his crucial contribution to the development of gastrointestinal imaging, Professor Carlo Bartolozzi will present the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture 'Ode to the liver' at ECR 2009.