Chief Medical Officer,
Director, Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Department
at Centro Cuore Morgagni, Pedara (CT), Italy,
Short Curriculum Vitae
(in chronological order)
Born in Ragusa, on 11/28/1958.
Diploma in Science in 1977 at the Liceo Scientifico ‘E. Fermi’ in Ragusa.
Graduated in Medicine on March the 21st, 1985 at the ‘University of Catania’ with full marks and honors, discussing a thesis: ‘Short-and Long-term Prognosis After Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease ‘, Supervisor Prof. Mauro Abbate, Director of Cardiac Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Catania.
Enabled to the Medical Licensure in 1985, the 1st session of the State Exams.
Member of the College of Physicians of the Province of Ragusa from 06/28/1985 to 03/22/2020 with position number 1548.
Member of the College of Physicians of the Province of Catania from 03/23/2020 to today with position number 16213.
Medical Assistant at the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Catania by resolution of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine from April 1985 until 05/31/1989.
Registered at the School of Specialization in Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania on 03/07/1986 (Academic Year 1985-86).
Certificate of Specialist in Cardiovascular Surgery on 11/26/1990 (Academic Year 1989-90) with the highest grades and honors with a thesis entitled: ‘Considerations on the Surgical Treatment of Acquired Heart Diseases in the elderly’, Supervisor Prof. Mauro Abbate, Director of Cardiac Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Catania.
Management Training Course ‘Olivia Levi’ for cardiac surgeons at LUISS Business School in Rome under the patronage of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery (SICCH), held in Rome from July 6th, 2006 to July 4th, 2007.
Assistant cardiac surgeon at the ‘Centro Clinico Diagnostico G.B. Morgagni’ within the NHS in Catania from 06/01/1989 to 12/31/1992. Surgeon treating Adult Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery. I also extended my professional activities in the area of cardiopulmonary bypass and ventricular assist devices. Joined the activity of the Department in heart surgery as assistant surgeon, as senior assistant cardiac surgeon and as physician in extracorporeal circulation.
Senior cardiac surgeon at the ‘Centro Cuore Morgagni’ Pedara (CT), accredited by the NHS since January 1st, 1993, cardiac surgeon in various sectors of Cardiac Surgery and Extracorporeal Circulation as a medical consultant. Activity as assistant surgeon, senior assistant, primary surgeon and physician of extracorporeal circulation. Since 1998 i have performed surgery of adult heart diseases, especially ischemic and valvular ones.
Since 1990, private consultation activities in the province of Ragusa for the treatment of patients awaiting and recovering from heart surgery.
Consultant cardiac surgeon at the ‘Centro Cuore Morgagni’ Pedara (CT), from 09/01/2003 to April 2016.
Head of the Department of Diagnosis and Care at the ‘Centro Cuore Morgagni’ Pedara (CT), from April 2016 to December 2016.
Chief Medical Officer at Centro Cuore Morgagni, Pedara (CT) (April 2016 to present).
Director, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery at Centro Cuore Morgagni, Pedara (CT) (December 2016 to November 2020).
Head, Cardiac Surgery Unit at Centro Cuore Morgagni, Pedara (CT) (December 2016 to November 2020).
Director, Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Department at Centro Cuore Morgagni, Pedara (CT) (December 2020 to present)
- Società Italiana di Chirurgia Cardiaca (SICCH)
- European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
- Federazione Italiana di Cardiologia (FIC)
- Associazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri (ANMCO)
- Associazione Nazionale Medici di Direzione Ospedaliera (ANMDO)
- European Society of Cardiology (ESC)