Giuseppe Nigri, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS, FASCRS
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Giuseppe R. Nigri, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Sapienza University of Rome
Department of Surgery
St. Andrea University Hospital
Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189 Rome, Italy
T (+39) 06 33776746
T (+39) 06 33775634
E-mail:
giuseppe.nigri@uniroma1.it


PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, PA - USA
CITIZENSHIP: USA/Italian
CURRENT POSITION
2004-. Assistant Professor of Surgery (Ricercatore MED/18): Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

QUALIFICATIONS
2013-. Qualified as Associate Professor of Surgery, Italian National Scientific Qualification.
2013-. Qualified as Professor of Surgery (Professore Ordinario), Italian National Scientific Qualification.

EDUCATION
1986-1992. MD, summa cum laude: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
1992-1998. Residency in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; summa cum laude
1999-2003. Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2002. PhD training (Dottorato di Ricerca) “Photobiology in Experimental Surgery” Department of Surgical Sciences and Applied Medical Technologies in association with Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, MGH Laser Center and the Biomedical Laser Applications Research Group, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
2002. Resident in General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2012-2014. Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF), Association for Surgical Education, USA (dissertation not presented)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1999-2003. Clinical & Research Fellow in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2004-. Assistant Professor of Surgery (Ricercatore Med/18): Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

MILITARY SERVICE
1995-1997. Medical Corps, Liutenent. Promotion to Captain (2007).

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS I
1993. Medical Licensure: Board of Physicians (44917) Rome, Italy
1998. Surgery: Italian Board of Surgery: Rome, Italy
1999. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Accepted by ECFMG
2002. ECMFG/USMLE certification, valid indefinitely: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates/United States Medical Licence Examination
2002-2003. Medical Licensure 214308 (temp): Massachusetts Board of Medicine: Boston, MA - USA
2003. Fully registered medical practitioner (#6070750), General Medical Council: UK
2003. Specialist registration: General Medical Council: UK
2005. ATLS Instructor (#277357: American College of Surgeons: USA
2008 AHA BLS-D Instructor: American Heart Association: USA
2008. ERC Instructor Candidate #318384: European Resuscitation Council: Belgium
2011. Fundamentals of laparoscopic Surgery Certification: SAGES and American College of Surgeons, USA

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS II
1999. MGH Animal Surgical Research Training Certification. Subcommittee on Research Animal Care (S.R.A.C.) and Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (O.L.A.R.). Massachusetts General Hospital (Charlestown Facility), Harvard Medical School, July 1999, Boston, Massachusetts
2000. Basic Radiation Protection Certification for Research and Hospital Personnel. The Radiation and Safety Office of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, March 6, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts
2000-2005. ATLS Instructor (Instructor Course, December 2005). (Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification for Physicians). American College of Surgeons. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Course 1: October 2-3, 2000; Course 2: June 19-20, 2002). Selected for Instructor Course.
2000-2002. BLS-D AHA Instructor - American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support Certification & AED Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, , Boston, Massachusetts (Course I: December 7, 2000; Course 2: June 21, 2002). Course III December 2008, Rome, Italy. American Heart Association Instructor Core Course. December 4th
2000. MGH Laser Safety Certification Course. MGH Laser Safety Committee, Department of Surgery, MGH Laser Center and Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, November 18, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts
2002. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS). American Heart Association. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, June 19-20, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts
2002. “Human-subject Protection Education Certification” - Partners Healthcare System. Partners Human Research Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 2002
2002. Minimally Invasive Surgery Training. Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA - June 17, 2002
2002. HIPAA course. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) – Cornell University, New York, NY Dec 08, 2004
2007.. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Course - "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Maltreatment, and Neglect, New York State" - Medical Society of the State of New York (Provider #10608 - Certificate MSSNY6259) - October 13, 2007
2008. “Biomedical Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research Curriculum” - CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. Office of Education. University of Miami, FL May 14, 2008
2008. Infection Control: A Training Program For Healthcare Professionals. Medical Society of the State of New York (Provider # TPO2013 Certificate # MSSNY6762) April 2, 2008
Miscellaneous. 1) Medic First Aid Instructor (BLS and BLS for Professionals - Instructor #40424,) 2) Emergency First Response Instructor: BLS and AED, 3) DAN Oxygen Instructor (Divers Alert Network - #24600) 4)PADI Instructor/Master Scuba Diver Trainer (#920705)

CLINICAL AND RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS
1988-1992. Research Associate: Department of Anatomy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
1989 June-Aug. Research Associate: Department of Anatomy, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH – USA
1990 June-Aug. Research Associate, Department of Anatomy: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH – USA
1999-2003. Clinical, Research Fellow and Resident in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2004 Nov-Dec. Research and Clinical Observer, Department of Pathology and Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY –USA
2005 Jun-Aug. Clinical Observer, Department of Surgery: Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2006 Jun-Aug. Clinical Observer, Department of Surgery: Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA
2007 Jun-Aug. Clinical Observer, Department of Surgery: Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2009 Nov. American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar, Clinical Observer. Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY – USA
2009 Dec. American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar, Clinical Observer. Department of Surgery, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA
2013 Oct. American College of Surgeons International Scholar for Surgical Education, Clinical Observer. Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Center, Departmant of Surgery, Jonhs Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD – USA
2014 Feb. American College of Surgeons International Scholar for Surgical Education, Clinical Observer. STRATUS (Simulation, Training, Research and Technology Utilization System) Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA– USA
2014 Feb. American College of Surgeons International Scholar for Surgical Education, Clinical Observer. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA– USA

HONORS AND AWARDS
2000. Academy of Medicine of Rome Award, Academy of Medicine of Rome , Rome, Italy
2001. Best Overall Basic Science Paper Award, 21st Annual Meeting of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, New Orleans, LA - USA
2002. Recipient of the US Air Force Grant, 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Atlanta, GA - USA
2002. Best resident paper award , 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Atlanta, GA - USA
2002. Harvard Medical School’s nominee for the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA
2003. “Ettore Ruggieri” Award, Italian Society for Surgery, Rome - Italy
2009. International Guest Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL – USA (Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY)
2010. Selected Paper Award, Annual Clinical Congress, Italian Society for Surgery, Rome, Italy
2011. Selected for the American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Mentorship Program. Mentors: Dr. C. Pellegrini and Dr. C. Rubin, American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA – USA
2013. International Surgical Education Scholarship, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL USA (Departments of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA)

REPORT OF FUNDED PROJECTS
2005. Expression of LZTS1 (leucine zipper putative tumor suppressor) in hepatocellular carcinoma. Co-investigator. Prot. C26F054719
2009. Modifications in inflammatory and metabolic response (il-6 e c5) in minimally invasive colectomy Prot. C26F09YLEM
2011. Next generation sequencing of synchronous and metachronous hepatic colorectal cancer metastases to identify prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Prot. C26A11PMCS
2014. Modulation of the Hedgehog pathway in a model of liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Prot. C26A14L8N4

INVENTIONS/DISCLOSURES
2000, LaMuraglia G.M., Nigri G.R., Kossodo S.: Sterilization of prosthetic vascular graft by shock waves. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, November 2000, Boston, Massachusetts
2001, LaMuraglia G.M., Nigri G.R., Kossodo S.: Modulation of photodynamic therapy in vein grafts. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
2001, Nigri G., LaMuraglia G.: Adjustable retractor for microsurgery. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
2002, Nigri G., LaMuraglia G.: Complement inhibition enables photodynamic therapy in vein grafts. MGH Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES
2005-2007 Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Sciences Research
2006-2007 Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Case Reports
2007-. Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Surgical Oncology
2007-. Associate Editor, BMC Research Notes
2007-. Editorial Board Member, Patient Safety in Surgery
2009-. Editorial Board Member, The Open Surgical Oncology Journal
2009-. Reviewer, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research
2010-. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Surgical Oncology
2010-. Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
2010-. Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Hepatology
2011-. Reviewer, Cardiovascular Diabetology
2011-. Reviewer, Journal of Cellular Physiology
2013-. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Tumor
2013-. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Surgery
2013-. Editorial Board Member, BioMed Research International
2013-. Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Gastroenterology
2014-. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Surgery and Research (IJSR)
2013-. Reviewer, The Surgeon (Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland)
2014-. Endocrine Practice
2014-. Reviewer, Lagenbeck’s Archives of Surgery
2014-. Reviewer, Cancer Investigation
2014-. Reviewer, BMC Cancer
2014-. Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Pathology
2014-. Reviewer, Histology and Pathology
2014-. Reviewer, Annals of Surgery

FORMAL TEACHING OF STUDENTS
1988-1992. Department of Anatomy. Tutor, at the Anatomy Lab, for medical students at Sapienza University of Rome
1989. Department of Anatomy. Tutor , at the Anatomy Lab, for medical students at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, OH, USA
1989. Department of Anatomy. Tutor , at the Anatomy Lab, for medical students at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, OH, USA
1992-1998. General Surgery (tutor for Sapienza University medical students): Department of Surgery (Clinica Chirurgica VI), Sapienza University of Rome
1996-1997. As a Medical Officer (Lieutenant), has lectured on topics of trauma, first aid, hygiene and preventive medicine, toxicology and NBC defense (nuclear, bacteriological and chemical)
1999-2002. Photobiology applications in surgery (tutor for Harvard Medical School students): Wellman Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2002-. Surgery (tutor for Harvard Medical School students): Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2004-. BLS-D courses (AHA Instructor): Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
2004-. Teacher (Docente) in Medicine and Surgery, II Faculty 'of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, of the following courses:
• Medical and Scientific Methodology and Human Sciences V, III year I semester
• Medical and Scientific Methodology and Human Sciences VI, III year II semester
• Digestive Diseases, VI year, I semester
• Clinical Medicine and Surgery II and Geriatrics, VI year I Semester
• Monographic Course 3. Clinical anatomy of the digestive system: Surgical anatomy of the intestine

FORMAL TEACHING OF RESIDENTS, CLINICALL AND RESEARCH FELLOWS (post-docs)
1992-1998. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome
2002. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2004-. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, St. Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome
2004-. ATLS Courses (ATLS Instructor), Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Sapienza University, and Military School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
2004-. BLS-D courses (AHA Instructor), Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
2004-. Residency Program in General Surgery at the Second School of Medicine and Surgery of the University' of Rome "La Sapienza"
2009-2012. Master Level II "Day Surgery" (Chirurgia in Day Surgery), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
2010-. Tutor for Students and Residents in Surgery, Department of bioSciences, Consorzio Tecnopolo Castel Romano, Rome, Italy
2011-. Master (16140, level II) “Master in General Medicine” (Master di II livello in medicina generale e del territorio), Sapienza University of Rome and SIAMEG (Società Italiana per l’Aggionamento del Medico di Medicina Generale)
2014-. PhD “Oncology” (DOT1326T51 - Dottorato), Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

FORMAL TEACHING OF NURSES:
2013-. Master (#12926, level I) in Surgical and OR Nursing (Master di I livello in Infermieristica Chirurgica e di Sala Operatoria), Sapienza University of Rome

COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
2004. Member of the Board on Teaching and Training Standards, Sapienza University of Rome
2005. Istitutional Rapresentative (2005-2011) of the Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS) USA
2008. Member of the Simulation Committee, Association for Surgical Education (ASE) USA
2010-2012 Councilor: American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter
2010. Member of the International Relation Committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA
2010-2011. Member of International Advisory Subcommittee, Division of Member Services: American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA
2011. Member of Committee on Information and Technology, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) USA
2011. Member of the International Committee, Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) USA
2011. Member of Young Surgeons Committee, American Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) USA
2011. Program Sub-committee DDW, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA
2011. Communications Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA
2011. Members IGS Selection Sub-committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA
2011. International Relation Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA
2011-2013. Member of Executive Council (International Relations) of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC - Società Polispecialistica Italiana dei Giovani Chirurghi), Italy
2012. Outreach Committee, Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) USA
2012. Chapter Administrator, American College of Surgeons, Italy Chapter
2012. Treasurer, American College of Surgeons, Italy Chapter
2013. Councilor, Società Romana di Chirurgia (SRC), Italy
2013. Co-Chair of the AAS Italian Course Task Force. Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), USA
2013. Member of Executive Committee. Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), USA
2013. Member of Committee on Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Association for Surgical Education (ASE), USA
2013. Member of the Global Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), USA
2013 Member of AAS International Outreach Working Group, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), USA
2013. Members IGS Education Sub-committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS) USA
2014. Member of Communication Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) USA
2014. Member of Website Committee, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), USA
2014. Member of International Committee, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), USA
2014. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Relation Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), USA
2014. Institutional representative, Association for Surgical Education (AAS), USA
2014. Chair of the Scholar Selection Sub-committee of the International Relation Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), USA
2015. Member of Global Affair Committee, the Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS) USA


ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, MEETINGS AND COURSES
2008. Member of the Scientific Committee of the XXXVI Biennial World Congress (2008) of the International College of Surgeons, December 3-6, 2008 Vienna, Austria
2009. Carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer: new strategies. Guest: Marcovalerio Melis, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University.Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, June 18, 2009. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter. Residency Program in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome. Meeting director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri
2009. Member of the Organizing Committee of the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit IV, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, February 11-14, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA : Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, USA
2010. Member of the International Advisory Board, International Patient Safety Conference, October 1-3 2010, New Delhi
2011. A) Inguinal hernia repair: what the resident should know and B) US Healthcare System: where is it going? Guest: Mark Savarise, MD, FACS, Chair, Young Surgeons Association, American College of Surgeons. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, May 12, 2011 Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter, Residency Program in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital. Meeting Director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri
2011. Thoracic aorta pathology and its treatment. Guest, Glenn Lamuraglia, MD, FACS, Division of Vascular Surgery, Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, September 21, 2011. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter, Residency Program in Vascular and General Surgery. Meeting director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri
2011. Member of the Organizing Committee of the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit IV, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, February 16-19, 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, USA
2011. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Meeting “Colorectal Surgery. Sustainable Technology and Welfare”. December 15-17, 2011, Rome, Italy
2012. Fundamentals of Research and Academic Career Development. In collaboration with Association for Academic Surgery, USA. National Health Research Conference November 12-13, Villa Erba – Cernobbio, Italy (in associazione con la Conferenza Nazionale sulla Ricerca Sanitaria, sotto la direzione scientifica del Ministero della Salute). Course Director: Giuseppe Nigri
2013. XXV Congresso Nazionale SPIGC . Consiglio Direttivo della Società Polispecialistica Italiana dei Giovani Chirurghi, Rapporti Internazionali (Executive Council - International Relations - of The Italians Society of Young Surgeons) June 13-15, 2013, Bary, Italy.
2013. Member of Executive Council (International Relations) of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC), XXV National Congress June13-15, 2013, Bari
2013. Patient Safety in Surgery. Guest: Dr. Haytham Kaafarani, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – USA. Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, June 26, 2013. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italy Chapter, Residency Program in General Surgery. Meeting director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri
2014. “1° Workshop on Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Intraperitoneal polyvinilidene fluoride mesh”. Live surgery, performing Dr. Brescia, Dr. Cosenza, Dr. Gasparrini, Dr. Nigri. Sapienza University of Rome, St. Andrea Hospital, Rome Marc 3-4, 2014, Rome , Italy
2014. “Digestive Surgery: New Trends and Spending Review”. April 10-12, 2014. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rome, Italy – Program Committee
2014. American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter - Annual Meeting, October 12-15, 2014, Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome, Italy. Member of Program Committee
2014. “Role of surgical resection for hepatocarcinoma”. Guest: Francesco Serafini Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. Sapienza university of Rome, Sant’Andrea Hospital, May 15, 2014, Rome, Italy. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Italian Chapter, Residency Program in General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital. Meeting Director: Dr. Giuseppe Nigri
2015. Member of the Organizing Committee of the EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit VII, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, February 11-14, 2015 Disney's Contemporary Resort Orlando, Florida, USA


MISCELLANEOUS
2002. Chairman, PDT/Oncology session, American Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), April 13 2002, Atlanta, GA – USA
2013. Co-moderator, The College’s International Scholars and Travelers 2013, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 9, 2013, Washington, DC – USA
2014. Invited speaker to the American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit (ACS Mentorship Program), 29 April-March 1, Washington DC, USA
2014. Moderator, Resident Session of the Roman Society for Surgery (Società Romana di Chirurgia), July 2, 2014 – Sapienza University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy
2014. Moderator, Resident Best Presentation Award session, ACS Italy Chapter-Italian Society for Surgery (SIC) Congress, October 12-15, 2014, Rome Italy
2014. Moderator, ATLS/Trauma Session, ACS Italy Chapter-Italian Society for Surgery (SIC) Congress, October 12-15, 2014, Rome Italy
2014. Mentor of Dr. Rajeev Kumar (New Delhi, India) and Dr. Sterman Toussaint, ACS International Surgical Education Scholars, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 26-30, San Francisco, CA – USA


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (alphabetical order)
American Association of Anatomists - AAA (2000-2002, USA)
American Medical Association - AMA (2002-, USA)
American College of Surgeons, Fellow – FACS (2002-, USA)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery - ASLSM (2001-2002, USA)
Association for Academic Surgery - AAS (2005-, USA). Institutional representative 2005-07
Association for Surgical Education - ASE (2005-, USA)
Association of Italian Surgeons in North America - AISNA (founding member, 2011-, USA)
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons - ASCRS - Fellow (2008-, USA)
American Society of General Surgeons (resident member, 2002-2003 USA)
Clinical Robotic Surgery Association – CRSA (2011-, USA)
European Society of Surgery –ESS (2012-)
International College of Surgeons (2003-2007, USA)
International Society of Digestive Surgery (2013-)
Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation - ISSNAF (2012-, USA)
Italian Society of Endocrine Surgery (2013-, SIEC)
Italian Society of Surgery/Societa’ Italiana di Chirurgia/SIC (1998-, ITA)
Italian Society of Surgical Oncology/SICO (2011-,ITA)
Italian Society of Academic Surgeons/SICU (2007-, ITA). Istitutional Representative - (2007-2009)
Massachusetts Medical Society - MMS (2002-2006, USA)
Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Society – Alumnii (2010-, USA)
New York Academy of Sciences (2002-2003, USA)
Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow – FRCS (2012-, UK)
Society of American Gatrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons – SAGES (2012-,USA)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2004-2005, USA)
Suffolk District Medical Society, Massachusetts, USA (2001-2006, USA)

POST-GRADUATE COURSES
1998. Postgraduate Course in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, September 14-16, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts
1999. The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Postgraduate Course, Digestive Disease Week, May 16, 1999, Orlando, Florida -USA
1999. Endoscopic Management of Tumors of the Aerodigestive Tract. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. November 5-6, 1999, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. Current issues in vascular and endovascular surgery. Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. May 11-13, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. May 27-28, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. Postgraduate Course in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. September 11-13, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. Scientific Writing Course. Clinical Research Program. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. October 25 and 31 and November 8, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. Endoscopic Management of Tumors of the Aerodigestive Tract. Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital Laser Center, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. November 3-4, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. Advances in Cancer Management for the Surgeon. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. November 6-8 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2000. Grant Writing Course. Clinical Research Program. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. November 28-29, 2000, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2001. Current issues in vascular and endovascular surgery. Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. May 2001, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2001. Postgraduate Course in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. September 10-12, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2002. “Optimizing Laser Parameters Workshop”. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. April 2002, Atlanta, Georgia -USA
2002. Current issues in vascular and endovascular surgery. Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education. May 2002, Boston, Massachusetts -USA
2004. Healthcare Provider Renewal Online. Certificate #61A5AB7FE450. American Heart Association, April 20, 2004
2004. Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Course. Course Director: Prof. C. Husher. Ospedale S. Giovanni Addolorata, October 4-7, 2004, Rome, Italy
2006. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Course. Course Director: Prof. E. Mariani. Nuovo Ospedale San Giovanni Battista. June, 21-23, 2006, Foligno, Italy
2007. Continuing Health Sciences Education Program at McMaster University in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) - American Medical Association PRA Category credit(s)TM
2007. Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy (2007-09-10): Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy (2007-09-10): Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis (2007-09-10): Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis (2007-09-10): Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis. (2007-09-11): Epidemiology of colorectal cancer. 2007-09-11. Video on Imaging in Endocrine Surgery (2007-09-10): MRI clinical anatomy of the rectum (2007-09-10): Laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer (2007-09-1)
2007. ACLS update. Serial #1-163927. American Heart Association, Professional Educational Center September 22, 2007. Dallas, Texas -USA.
2007. Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course (18th). Association for Academic Surgery, October 5-6, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana -USA
2007. Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Course (Part I). American College of Surgeons. October 7-11, 2007 - New Orleans, Louisiana –USA
2008. Harmonic cholecystectomy, Vannini Surgical Group. Course Director: Dr. Francesco Crafa. Ospedale M.G. Vannini, Rome, Italy – April 4, 2008
2011. Basic Robotic Surgery Course. Course Director: Andrea Coratti, MD. International School of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery: Director: Prof. Giulianotti. May 16-20, 2001 - Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy
2011. Advanced Robotic Surgery Course: UpperGI, HPB, Endocrine. Course Director: Andrea Coratti, MD. International School of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery: Director: Prof. Giulianotti. June 27-July 1, 2001 - Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy
2011. Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Surgery (27°). Course Director: Dr. Carlo Sartori. 26-30 September 2011, USLL8 San Giacomo Apostolo Hospital, Castelfranco Veneto (TV), Italy
2011. Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course (22th). Association for Academic Surgery, October 21, 2011 – San Francisco, CA -USA
2011. Career Development Course (7th), Association for Academic Surgery, October 22, 2011 – San Francisco, CA -USA
2012. Leadership Conference, American College of Surgeons. March 25-27, 2012. Washington DC, USA
2012. Tailor Hernia Surgery Course. Department of Surgery, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Catholic University of Sacred Heart. May 7-8, 2012, Rome, Italy
2013. Human Factors and Teamwork in the Operating Theatre Workshop. March 12, 2013, Imperial College, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
2013 Laparoscopic Surgical Week: Full Immersion – 3D Technology Intensive Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Course – Director: Prof. Francesco Corcione. Ospedale dei Colli, Presidio Monaldi – Center for Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery. September 23-27, Naples, Italy
2013. Surgical education: principle and practice course. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 6 Washington DC, USA
2013. Robotic surgery for gastrointestinal operations: program planning, approaches and applications. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 7 Washington DC, USA
2013 American College of Surgeons ATLS Italian Regional Faculty, ATLS IX Edition Update, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Catholic University of Sacred Heart. November 22, 2013 - Rome, Italy
2013 Elsevier Author Seminar: Strategies to increase quality and impact of scientific publications. Accademia Medica di Roma, Policlinico Umberto I,
December 12, 2013 – Rome, Italy






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