Ivo Boškoski, MD, PhD

Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy
Digestive Endoscopy Unit
Catholic University of Rome
Largo A. Gemelli, 00168 Roma, Italy



Dr. Boškoski has qualified MD at the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2005. He completed his Residency in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome in 2009 and he undertook PhD training on Endoscopic Treatment of Obesity on the Catholic University of Rome, which he completed in 2012. Since 2007, He trained diagnostic and operative gastrointestinal endoscopy and biliopancreatic endoscopy with a fellowship at the Digestive Endoscopy Unit of the Catholic University of Rome, directed by Professor Guido Costamagna, where present he is Instructor and Member of the faculty of the European Endoscopy Training Center. His particular interest is in inventing and development of simulators for diagnostic and operative ERCP and new endoscopic devices. He has authored and co-authored many peer reviewed publications, text book chapters and abstracts, and he has lectured at many national and international meetings. He is also co-investigator of fifteen clinical trials at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Biliopancreatic endoscopy and ERCP, including the endoscopic management of post-operative complications, biliopancreatic malignancy, chronic pancreatitis and its complications and biliopancreatic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Scientific Activities


• Medical Council of Latina, Italy
• European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)
• Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED)
• Italian Society of Young Gastroenterologists (AGGEI)
• Italian Society of Ultrasonology in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB)


1. Lacopini F, Bizzotto A, Boskoski I, Bulajic M, Costamagna G. Epidemiology and management of diverticular disease of the colon. Aging Health. 2007; 3(4): 551-566 doi: 10.2165/00002512-200421040-00001
2. Urgesi R, Riccioni ME, Spada C, Boskoski I, Costamagna G. Video capsule endoscopy in patients with suspected small bowel stenosis. GIED. 2007; 30(3): 253-258
3. Tringali A, Boskoski I, Costamagna G. The role of endoscopy in the therapy of chronic pancreatitis. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2008; 22(1): 145-65. doi: 10.1016/j.bpg.2007.10.021
4. Caviglia R, Boskoski I, Cicala M. Long-term treatment with infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease: safety and tolerability issues. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2008; 7 (5): 617-32. doi: 10.1517/14740338.7.5.617
5. Caviglia R, Boskoski I, Cicala M. Maintenance treatment with infliximab for the management of Crohns disease in adults. Biologics: Targets & Therapy. 2009; 3: 39-49 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/BTT.S3663
6. Boskoski I, Tringali A, Familiari P, Mutignani M, Costamagna G. Self-expandable metallic stents for malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Adv Ther. 2010; 27(10): 691-703. doi: 10.1007/s12325-010-0061-2
7. Boskoski I, Costamagna G. What to do when a sphincterotomy bleeds? GIED. 2010; 33(4): 309-311
8. Boskoski I, Tringali A, Familiari P, Costamagna G. An unusual post-ERCP pneumoperitoneum. Dig Liver Dis. 2011; 43(7): 579. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2011.02.004
9. Perri V, Familiari P, Tringali A, Boskoski I, Costamagna G. Plastic biliary stents for benign biliary diseases. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2011; 21(3): 405-33. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2011.04.012
10. Familiari P, Boskoski I, Marchese M, Perri V, Costamagna G. Endoscopic treatment of obesity. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011; 5(6): 689-701.
11. Familiari P, Costamagna G, Blero D, et al. Transoral gastroplasty for morbid obesity: a multicenter trial with a 1-year outcome. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011; 74(6): 1248-58. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2011.08.046
12. Costamagna G, Masci E , Boskoski I, Mangiavillano B. Malignant biliary strictures Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva. 2012; 35(1): 97-100.
13. Costamagna G, Boskoski I, Familiari P, Tringali A, Cesaro P, Perri V. Update in biliary endoscopy. Dig Dis. 2011; 29(Suppl 1): 3-8. doi: 10.1159/000331118
14. Familiari P, Hervoso C, Boskoski I, Costamagna G. Doctor, I have a long, sausage-shaped lump in my abdomen. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012; 75(5): 1100-1101. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.01.018
15. Perri V, Boskoski I, Tringali A, et al. Fully covered self-expandable metal stents in biliary strictures caused by chronic pancreatitis not responding to plastic stenting: a prospective study with 2 years of follow-up. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012; 75(6): 1271-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.02.002
16. Costamagna G, Boskoski I. Stonebreakers: the era of pancreatic stones treatment. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012; 6(5): 521-3. doi: 10.1586/egh.12.41
17. Perri V, Boskoski I, Tringali A, et al. Prospective evaluation of the partially covered nitinol ComVi stent for malignant non hilar biliary obstruction. Dig Liver Dis. 2013; 45(4): 305-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2012.11.001
18. Costamagna G, Boskoski I. To Drain or Not to Drain? That Is the Question. Dig Dis Sci. 2013; doi: 10.1007/s10620-013-2633-x.
19. Costamagna G, Boskoski I. Needle-knife electrocautery: Give me a lever and I will move the world. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013; 77(5): 759-60. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.02.026
20. Boskoski I, Tringali A, Landi R, et al. Endoscopic retrieval of a duodenal perforating teaspoon. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2013; 5(4): 186-8. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i4.186
21. Costamagna, G, Boskoski. I Current treatment of benign biliary strictures. Annals of Gastroenterology. 2013; 26(1):37-40
22. Bove V, Tringali A, Boskoski I, Gigante G, Costamagna G. ESWL-assisted removal of a calcified pancreatic stent. Endoscopy. 2013; 45(Suppl 2): E163 doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1326642
23. Familiari P, Marchese M, Boskoski I, Costamagna G. Peroral endoscopic myotomy safety data. Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2013; 15(3): 144-148. doi: 10.1016/j.tgie.2013.04.003
24. Familiari P, Marchese M, Gigante G, et al. Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013; 57(6): 794-7 doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a803f7
25. Boskoski I, Volkanovska A, Tringali A, et al. Endoscopic resection for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013; 7(6): 559-69. doi: 10.1586/17474124.2013.816117
26. Scaldaferri F, Gerardi V, Lopetuso LR, et al. Gut microbial flora, prebiotics, and probiotics in IBD: their current usage and utility. Biomed Res Int. 2013; 2013: 435268 doi: 10.1155/2013/435268
27. Familiari P, Boskoski I, Bove V, Costamagna G. ERCP for biliary strictures associated with chronic pancreatitis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2013; 23(4): 833-45. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2013.06.007.
28. Familiari P, Marchese M, Gigante G, et al. Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in children: Report of 3 cases. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2013; 794-797. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a803f7
29. Laterza L, Scaldaferri F, Bruno G, et al. Pancreatic function assessment. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013; 17(Suppl 2): 65-71.
30. Boskoski I, Tringali A, Familiari P, Bove V, Perri V, Costamagna G. Endoscopic Removal of an Esophageal Stent After Diffuse Hyperplastic Tissue Ingrowth. Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy .2014;
31. Tringali A, Blero D, Boskoski I, et al. Difficult removal of fully covered Self Expandable Metal Stents (SEMS) for benign biliary strictures: The SEMS in SEMS technique. Dig Liver Dis. 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2014.02.018
32. Boskoski I, Costamagna I. Walled-off pancreatic necrosis: where are we? Annals of Gastroenterology. 2014; 27: 93-94
33. Familiari P, Gigante G, Marchese M, et al. EndoFLIP system for the intraoperative evaluation of peroral endoscopic myotomy. United European Gastroenterology Journal. 2014; Vol. 2(2): 77-83. doi: 10.1177/2050640614521193