Additional Trainings

October 2007 - Admitted to the Mayo Medical School Clerkship Program in Vascular Surgery, run by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota, USA), at the Vascular Surgery Division (Gonda Vascular Center), directed by Prof. Peter Gloviczki.

December 2009 - Specialization Course in Surgery of Lymphatic Diseases and Microsurgery with dissertation entitled Translational Lymphology: from Bench to Bedside and from Bedside to Bench, obtaining maximum score cum laude.

December 2009 - Executive Master in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Administration completed in at the LUISS Business School (Rome, Italy). Dissertation entitled “Guidelines in the Age of Efficacy-Based Health Care: Strategies for the Implementation of Antibiotic and Antithrombotic Therapy in Surgical Patients, from Recommendations to Shared Health Care Policies.”

October 20112nd Edition (2011-2013) of the Master in Reconstructive Microsurgery, organized by the Reconstructive Microsurgery European School. This Masters focuses on Head and Neck Microsurgical Reconstruction, Breast Microsurgical Reconstruction, Limb Microsurgical Reconstruction and Supramicrosurgery. Master finishing date: March 8, 2014.

April 2013 – June 2013. International Fellow at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Pius Branzeu Center for Laparoscopic Surgery and Microsurgery, Timisoara, Romania, under Prof. Mihai Ionac and Prof. Lucian Jiga, performing advanced microsurgical clinical and experimental plastic surgery training, and developing a new model dedicated to lymphatic microsurgical training in living tissue.

May 2013Visiting Professor at the Breast Surgery Division/Plastic Surgery Division at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital lecturing the nuclear medicine physicians about optimizing the technique of lymphoscintigraphy for upper extremity evaluation and teaching intra-operatively the Ly.M.P.H.A. procedure for primary prevention of lymphatic injuries following breast cancer treatment.

November 2013Faculty member, lecturer and instructor at the 2nd Perforator Flap Harvesting Seminar in Living Tissue at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Pius Branzeu Center for Laparoscopic Surgery and Microsurgery, Timisoara, Romania, under Prof. Mihai Ionac and Prof. Lucian Jiga. During the seminar he gave the lecture “lymphatic microsurgery today to treat peripheral lymphedema: tips and tricks”. Before the Seminar, he was invited to perform a live surgery session operating two patients, one affected by secondary lymphedema following breast cancer treatment, the other affected by secondary lymphedema following melanoma treatment.

February 2014 - Clinical full immersion period (Master in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery European School), Hospital Sant Pau and Santa Creu, Barcelona, Spain, February 11-20, 2014. Invited lecturer at Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain, February 21, 2014 (Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Unit, Prof. Cesar Casado and Dr. Cesar Casado). He performed a live surgery session operating a patient affected by secondary lymphedema following vulvar cancer treatment.

March 8, 2014 - Final exam – Master in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery European School (Barcelona, Spain, March 8, 2014).

May 18-22, 2014 - Weyergans International Training Seminar (Dueren, Germany, May 18-22, 2014).

October 6-7, 2014eliteLASER – Advanced Aesthetic Medicine in Madrid, Dr. Pablo Naranjo.

October 24-25, 2014Faculty Member during the event “Advances in Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer: A Clinical Symposium and Cadaver Dissection Course” (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, October 24-25, 2014), performing and teaching dissection advanced techniques as well as presenting the paper MLVAs and CLyFT protocol: indications, treatment, long-term clinical outcomes and possible new perspectives”.