Name: Bernardo

Surname: Rocco

Date of birth: October 31, 1973

Nationality: Italian

Address: Via Fogazzaro 20, Milan

Phone: 3358306522

Languages: Italian, English



2017: National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor

2014: Medical Licensing Examination at Albo Medici Confederazione Svizzera GLN7601003376234

2013: National Scientifica Abilitation as Associate Professor

2009: Research and Clinical Fellowship in Robotic Surgery at Global Robotics Institute, Celebration (FL)

2003: Post Graduate in Urology (70/70 cum laude), Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

1999: Medical Licensing Examination at Albo Medici (OMCeO di Milano) n. 36253

1998: Degree in Medicine and Surgery (110/110 cum laude), Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy



November 2018: Chief of the Department of Urology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

November 2018: Full Professor in Urology at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

November 2016: Associate Professor in Urology at University of Modena e Reggio Emilia

November 2016: First Level Medical Executive at Department of Urology at Nuovo Ospedale Civile Sant’ Agostino Estense di Baggiovara

February 2011 – November 2016: First Level Medical Executive at Department of Urology at Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico , Milano

April 2003 – February 2011: Department of Urology at Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milano

Tasks: 2003 – 2009 Medical Assistant

20092011 Deputy Director and Director of Surgical Robotic School




The scientific production and its main fields of interest focus on the following topics:

1) anatomical studies of the prostate and pelvic support structures

2) studies on prostate cancer:

  1. a) diagnostic aspects related to prostate biopsy
  2. b) development of new surgical techniques aiming to improve functional outcomes
  3. c) development of multidisciplinary techniques (surgery and intraoperative radiotherapy) for the treatment of prostate cancer
  4. d) new indications for the treatment of prostate cancer

3) development of robotic training program in oncological urology

4) introduction and development of the robotic reconstructive and oncological surgery in pediatrics

5) participation in international work groups for studies related to kidney and bladder cancer

Organization, direction and coordination of national and international research groups or participation.


International Global Robotics Institute Scientific Director, Celebration, FL (USA)

Scientific Director of the Foundation for “Research and therapy in Urology (RTU) Onlus”

Member of the Scientific working group of the European Robotic Urology Society (ERUS)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Association “Europa Uomo Italy Onlus”

Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Fondazione Umberto Veronesi”

Principal Investigator of the International multicenter prospective randomized study entitled “Does the posterior reconstruction of the rhabdosphincter improve early recovery of continence after Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy? A multicenter randomized controlled “(NCT01809522 (2012-2016)

Head of the study Multiparametric MRI Protocol “role of ROMAS in the very low risk prostate cancer patients who are” active surveillance “(2016)

Head of the study RAMPP Protocol “prospective multicenter study on the assessment of the effects of standard medical therapy with or without radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer and bone metastases limited” (2016)

Principal Investigator International Multicentre Observational Study “Registry for treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Tumours”-A multi _ center International Registry to evaluate the treatment of upper Tract Urothelial Cancer: Incidence, Indications, treatment types and outcomes “code Protocol” Registry upper Tract Urothelial Cancer (UTUC). (2016)

Founder and coordinator of the project “Robotic surgery multidisciplinary programme: the Executive model of Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda hospital Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico” (2011)


Editorial Board Membership

  • Associate Editor for Minerva Urologica Nefrologica (2016-)
  • Editorial Board member for BJUI International Journal (2013-)
  • Editing Member at E cancermedical science (2010-)
  • Associate Editor for Journal of Robotic Surgery (2009)


Reviewer for:

  • The Lancet
  • European Urology
  • The Journal of Urology
  • Journal International of Urology
  • International British Journal of Urology
  • International Brazilian Journal of Urology
  • E – cancer medical science
  • British Medical Journal (2013)


  Membership in Academic and Scientific Association:

  • Member of Direttivo IEA (Associazione Italiana di Endourologia) (2014-)
  • Member of Sezione di Endourologia, Laparoscopia e Robotica della Società Italiana di Urologia (SIU) (2013-2017)
  • Member of European Section of Onco-Urology Board (ESOU)
  • Member of ERUS Board (European Robotic Urology Society)
  • Member of Scientific Working Group at Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics
  • Member of Board ESUT (European Section of Uro-Technology)
  • Member of Faculty – ESU – European School of Urology) (2011)
  • Member of education and teaching committee at Societa Italiana di Urologia, SIU (2010)
  • Member of Clinical Research of Italian Society of Endourology (IEA) (from 2010)
  • Charter member of Society of Robotic Surgery (dal 2009)


Member of the following Scientific Societies:

  • Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU)
  • European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Società Italiana di Urologia (SIU)
  • Società Italiana di Uro-Oncologia (SIUrO) 2010-2012
  • Società Italiana di Endourologia (IEA)
  • Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)