Department of Vascular Surgery
Azienda Ospedaliera Pisana
1966-1971 High School “F. Enriquez” - Livorno, Italy
1971-1977 University of Pisa –Medical School
Graduation (November 1977)
1977 - 1982 Surgical Resident – University of Pisa
1982 - 1987 Resident in Vascular Surgery – University “La Sapienza” of Rome
Academic appointments – University of Pisa
1989 - 1991 Affiliate Professor of Diagnosis of Vascular diseases – University of Pisa
1991 - 1992 Tutorials and Seminars on General Surgery for medical students and residents of the University of Pisa
1992 - 1996 Tutorials and Seminars on Geriatrics Surgery – University of Pisa
1998 - 2004 Affiliate Professor of:
- General Surgery - University of Pisa
- Digestive System and Digestive Endoscopy Surgery – Un. of Pisa
- Vascular Surgery – University of Pisa
2000 - 2004 Affiliate Professor of Thoracic Surgery - University of Pisa
Feb. 2004 Full Professor of Surgery- University of Pisa
Clinical and Research Fellowships
January-February 1985 University of Chicago – Chicago, IL - U.S.A.
Research fellow in General Surgery – Prof. F. Michelassi Chair
Research fellow in Liver Transplantation – Prof. C. E. Broelsch Chair
March 1985 New York University Medical Center – New York, N.Y. – U.S.A
Visiting Doctor at dept. of Vascular Surgery – Prof. A. Imparato Chair
May-October 1986 University of Chicago – Chicago, IL - U.S.A
Clinical Fellow in Liver Transplantation – Prof. C. E. Broelsch Chair
February 1989 Phoenix, AZ - U.S.A
Visiting Doctor at international course on laser and stents applications in vascular pathology - Dr. Dietrich, Chair
June-July 1990 Methodist Hospital di Houston, TX - U.S.A.
Visiting Doctor in Thoracic abdominal aortic surgery – Prof. S. Crawford, Chair
July 2000 Visiting Doctor in Laparoscopic extraperitoneal AAA Repair at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. - U.S.A. – Dr. Edoga, Chair
September 2000 Visiting Doctor in laparoscopic HALS AAA Repair at Augusta Hospital, Düsseldorf – Germany – Prof. R. Kolvenbach, Chair
Professional affiliations & memberships Membership
Societa' Italiana di Patologia Vascolare (Section of Tuscany and Umbria).
- Societa' Italiana di Chirurgia Vascolare ed Endovascolare.
- European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
- European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
- European Surgical Association
Nationa Secretary of the Section for Mininvasive Vascular Surgery (SAAM) of the Societa' Italiana di Chirurgia Vascolare ed Endovascolare.
More than 350 scientific contributions:
National and International Conference abstracts, communications and posters
135 pubblications and 11 chapters in books
Surgical Expertice August 1997 – present
Director of the Vascular Surgery Unit at Azienda Ospedaliera Pisana, Pisa, Italy
Over 5000 general and vascular procedures performed first-hand; these includes more than 1000 AAA repair.
The vascular surgery unit as a whole performs annually 900 procedure including: AAA repair, carotid surgery, peripheral by passes, visceral arteries repair.
At the unit endovascular stenting of aorta-iliac aneurysms, laparoscopic, hand-assisted repair, as well as percutaneous angioplasty of carotic stenosis, are now available options of treatment.
Current Research Activities
Multiple therapeutic options in the treatment of AAA. Open approach retroperitoneal, laparoscopic and endovascular.
Peripheral neovascularization in critical limb ischaemia (especially for diabetic patients)
Prevention of DVT and embolization in surgery (system profilaxis and caval filters)
Last updated: February 2004