|Present Position||Director, Department of Surgical Oncology, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova|
Professor of Surgery: Postgraduate school of General Surgery, University of Padova School of Medicine
|Education and Qualifications||1977-1982: Medical School (University of Padova School of Medicine)|
1983: M.D. License Certification cum laude (University of Padova School of Medicine)
1983-1988: Residency in General Surgery (University of Padova School of Medicine)
1988: General Board Certification of General Surgery cum laude (University of Padova School of Medicine)
1992: General Board Certification of Thoracic Surgery cum laude (University of Padova School of Medicine)
1990 – present: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Postgraduate school of General Surgery, University of Padova School of Medicine
|Awards||1986: Scholarship for Research in Esophageal Cancer from the University of Padova|
1987-1989: Scholarship for Clinical Research from the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC)
|Clinical Appointments||1983-1988: Resident in Surgery|
1989-2006: Assistant surgeon, General Hospital / University of Padova
2007 – present: Consultant surgeon, Director in charge, Department of surgery, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova
|Faculty Appointments||1990: Assistant Professor in the Postgraduate school of General Surgery, University of Padova School of Medicine|
|Pubblications||Over 88 indexed full papers|
Author of a book on Lichtenstein Hernia Repair, 1998
Author of the Policy Brief “Day Surgery making it Happen” published in 2007 by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, WHO Office for Europe.
Author of many videos and 3 training lessons (cd-rom) on surgical techniques
|Fields of Interest/Research Acitivity||Thoracic and Abdominal Surgery,|
Esophageal diseases, main interest: cancer surgery & multimodal treatments
Day Surgery and reorganization of surgical services
Medical Education, new technologies and distance learning
|Memberships||Societa' Italiana di Chirurgia (S.I.C.)|
European Society of Esophagology (ESE) - Groupe Europeen d’Etude des Maladies de l’Oesophage (GEEMO)
International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS): President for the term 2011-2013 and Italian representative in the General Assembly
|Research Grants and Projects||2001-2005: Scientific head and coordinator of the distance learning project, SkyMed, financed by the European Space Agency. The project was carried out in collaboration with the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery and it involved 7 major hospitals in the Veneto Region of Italy, the University of Amsterdam (NL) and Kingston Hospital (UK).|
Collaborator in two European projects financed by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers: DSDP (Day Surgery Data Project) 2009-2012 and DAYSAFE (Improving patient safety through day surgery) 2010-2013.
2012-2014: Research grant from the Veneto Region Health Authority. Principal investigator of the project entitled “Immuno-surveillance in colic and esophageal cancerogenesis”.
2012-2014: Research grant from the Berlucchi Foundation for Cancer Research. Principal investigator of the project “Quality of life after esophagectomy for cancer”.