PhD Associate Professor of Surgery Tor Vergata University Rome



CLINICAL MANAGEMENT



Clinical Excellence

Respected clinician with a passion for improving the quality, visibility and overall success of patient-focused healthcare systems. Distinguished career as an academic surgeon, with large experience in the management of Gastro-Intestinal Surgical Patients. Log book and clinical experiences highlight a CV of a highly specialized surgeon with a strong background of general surgery and in deep knowledge of latest updates in surgery. Proven success managing the new technologies and using it to produce clinical innovation. International education and experience in Europe (clinical fellowship and former Consultant Surgeon for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, U.K.) and North America (research fellowship Harvard and New York University).

Core competencies:
Team Building & Leadership
Clinical Services Governance & Planning
Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students
Surgical Instructor 


LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE


TOR VERGATA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, ROME, ITALY 2004 to Present

GastroIntestinal Surgical Unit, Head (2008 to present)
Selected by Medical University of Rome “Tor Vergata” to be responsible for developing a Unit of clinical excellence. Guide decisions, enhance programs and perform operations at a very high standard.

Selected accomplishments:
Creation of a referral Unit of Excellence for the management of the patient with Inflammatory Bowel disease establishing a close relationship with the Gastroenterology Unit.
start-up of a program of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Cancer leading to publications in peer reviewed journals.

Launched the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for complex procedure such as Crohn’s disease or Ileo-anal Pouch (published in peer reviewed journals)
Implemented and managed a wide range of tertiary clinical services covering all aspects of patient care including emergencies. Coordinated several first-time clinical procedures in a University Hospital.

Attending Surgeon (2004-2007)
Launched a program of Gastro-Intestinal Surgery whilst providing a full service of general surgery including treatment of emergencies of a tertiary referral centre.


OXFORD RADCLIFFE HOSPITALS (ORH), OXFORD, U.K.2000-2003



Locum UGI & HPB Consultant Surgeon (2003)

Responsibilities included provision of tertiary patient care, for both elective procedure and emergencies; teaching and lecturing medical students and surgeons in training; performing clinical research at the main teaching hospital for the Medical University of Oxford, UK.

Senior Clinical Fellow (2000-2002)
Supervised and coordinated medical personnel and operations for the UGI and HPB Surgical Units, a national and regional referral centres for the treatment of cancers of the upper gastro-intestinal tract, oesophagus, stomach, pancreas and liver. Led daily operations and ensured the delivery of superior clinical care and training of residents.

Selected accomplishments:
Creation of a program to shortening the waiting lists for selected operations such as cholecystectomy leading to the project “Day Surgery Cholecystectomy” ORH.
Made responsible of the organization of the Short Stay Unit (ORH).


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE


UNIVERSITY OF ROME “TOR VERGATA” MEDICAL SCHOOL, Rome, Italy
Associate Professor of Surgery
Professional Experience Continued

Assistant Professor-Lecturer at Tor Vergata Medical School, Rome, Italy (1999 to 2010)
Resident, General Surgery (1990 to 1998)

UNIVERSITY OF ROME “LA SAPIENZA” MEDICAL SCHOOL, Rome, Italy
PhD Degree (1992 to 1995): effect of radiations on manual and mechanical microvascular anastomosis

NEW YORK MEDICAL SCHOOL, Belleview Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Microsurgery, New York, NY, USA Research Fellow (1994)

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Microsurgery, Children’s Hospital Laboratory, Bosston, MA, USA Research Fellow (1993)

G. D’ANNUNZIO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Chieti, Italy Resident, General Surgery (1990 to 1992)

“LA SAPIENZA” MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ROME, ITALY Doctor of Medicine (MD) (1990) ~ summa cum laude


CLINICAL EXPERTISE


Major Oncologic and Functional Gastro-Intestinal Surgery: oesophagectomies, radical gastrectomies, liver and pancreatic resections, colectomies, low anterior resections, ileo-anal pouches, IBD surgery. Colecystectomies, Heller, funduplicatio, All the procedure (but liver and proximal pancreatic resections) mostly performed laparoscopically.
Etcetera, including Thyroid surgery, hernias and haemorrhoids.
Large experience in the management of multi-traumatized patient and surgical emergencies

 

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE


GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL (REGISTER OF ROME, ITALY)
Full registration as medical doctor 1990-ongoing
Full registration in the specialist register as General Surgeon 1998-ongoing

GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL (GMC, United Kingdom)
Full Registration in the specialist register. CCST general Surgery 2000-2006

HEALTH AUTHORITY ABU DHABI (United Arabs emirates)
Full Registration in the specialist register. CCST general Surgery 2013-0ngoing


EDUCATION, AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS


“TOR VERGATA” MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ROME, ITALY
Specialist in General Surgery (1998) summa cum laude

“LA SAPIENZA” MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF ROME, ROME, ITALY Doctor of Medicine (MD) (1990) ~ summa cum laude

Hospital “12 DE OCTUBRE”, MADRID, SPAIN
Erasmus Project (1989): EU travel grant for medical students

Additional Education
International Baccalaureate ,classical studies (1984) Lyceum “Mameli” Rome, Italy

Memberships, Affiliations and Appointments
Board Member, Italian Society of University Surgeons
Editorial Board Member, World Journal Gastroenterology, World Journal Gastrointestinal Surgery
Board Member, Committee for Evaluation of Research at University of Tor Vergata, Rome
Invited External Examiner, Italian Ministry for Research
Member, Italian Society of Surgery, European Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society Surgery Alimentary Tract, European Crohn and Colitis Organization

Honors and Awards
Vice Chair and Surgical Instructor Residency Program “Surgery of the Alimentary Tract” (2004 to 2008)
Vice Chair and Surgical Instructor Residency Program “General Surgery” (2008 to present)
Best teacher, Oxford University School of Medicine (2002)