AOU Policlinico Umberto I di Roma, Sapienza University of Rome



Contact Information for physicians and patients

Viale del Policlinico, 155
00161 Roma RM
+39 06 49971

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

  • Autoimmune liver diseases:
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • IgG4-related Liver Disease
  • Polycystic liver disease (PLD)
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA)

ERN Representatives

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    Domenico Alvaro, MD, PhD

    Full Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Orthodontics, Sapienza University of Rome

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    Vincenzo Cardinale, MD, PhD


ERN Team and Contact

  • Anthony Vignone, MD, anthony.vignone(at)
  • Ludovica Pesci, MD, ludovica.pesci(at)
  • Lorenzo Ridola, MD, lorenzo.ridola(at)
  • Francesca Biancaniello, MD, francesca.biancaniello(at)
  • Marco Casadio, MD, marco.casadio(at)
  • Teresa De Luca, PhD, t.deluca(at)
  • Matteo Franchitto, PhD, matteo.franchitto(at)

Centre information

Policlinico Umberto I is a university hospital located in Rome. It’s a highly specialized hospital and the largest in Europe. Several specialty outpatient clinics and more than 1200 impatient beds provide state-of-the-art patient care. The hepatology service includes both pediatric and adult care specialists for all liver disease including liver transplantation. In addition, many leading specialists work in the management of rare liver disease, including primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, polycystic liver disease and rare liver tumors, particularly cholangiocarcinoma. We conduct high-level clinical and basic research.