Director of Opthalmology Unit, San Martino Hospital IRCCS – Genova, Italy Work Experience May 2015 – today Director Ophthalmology Unit, San Martino Hospital IRCCS, Genova, Italy 2002 – April 2015 VITREO-RETINAL SURGERY UNIT – THE EYE HOSPITAL OF ROME, ITALY Chief Retina Surgeon with over 450 Retina surgeries per year within the largest eye-only hospital in Rome. Responsibilities include covering call for trauma cases of the busiest eye-dedicated ER in Rome. Actively involved in clinical research in the field of surgical retina as well as basic research in novel areas of technical improvement such as the development of new vitrectomy light sources, the application of Finite Element Modeling and numerical computation to eye traumas and echo Particle Image Velocimetry to vitreous traction and vitrectomy probes efficiency. 2002 – today PRIVATE PRACTICE Solo practice in Rome, interests include all fields of retinal surgery, medical retina, anti-VEGF treatment of AMD and myopic CNV, cataract surgery including toric and multifocal IOLs 2001–2002 VITREO-RETINAL SURGERY UNIT – OSPEDALE MAGGIORE – BOLOGNA, ITALY Vitreo-retinal Surgery Consultant within the busiest Retina Center in Bologna, Italy. Over 300 surgical cases, basic medical retina including PDT and cataract surgery 1999 – 2000 COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTRE – E. HARKNESS EYE INSTITUTE Completed Vitreo-Retinal training including Medical Retina basic skills and resident training activity. Education and Training 1999 -2000 MEDICAL RETINA AND VITREORETINAL SURGERY POST-DOCTORAL CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Columbia University New York – Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center • Name and type of organisation providing education and training Columbia University – Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Harkness Eye Institute, Chairman: Stanley Chang MD • Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Comprehensive training in the field of Surgical Retina and • Title of qualification awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowship 1998-9 UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSE EXAM (USMLE) • Name and type of organisation providing education and training ECFMG • Title of qualification awarded USMLE 1997 EUROPEAN BORAD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY DIPLOMA (EBOD) • Name and type of organisation providing education and training UEMS – Europena Union of Medical Specialists SOE – European Society of Ophthalmology • Title of qualification awarded European Board Diploma 1992-1996 RESIDENT IN OPTHALMOLOGY – UNIVERSITY OF ROME TOR VERGATA Graduated 60/60 magna cum laude (with honors) 1986-1992 MEDICAL SCHOOL – UNIVERSITY OF ROME LA SAPIENZA Graduated 110/110 magna cum laude (with honors) Surgical Experience 1999 – 2012 Over 4000 overall surgical cases as first operator including: – Over 1300 Scleral Buckles – Over 2400 Vitrectomies – Over 800 Phacoemulsification + IOL Implant Publications 1999 – 2012 52 publications including papers in: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Retina, Experimental Eye Research, Graefe’s Archives, European Journal of Ophthalmology Congress Participation 1999 – 2012 Over 100 lectures at Local and International Meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, World Ophthalmology Congress, Euretina Meetings, the International Society of Ocular Trauma, London Imperial College (Euromech), the Italian, French Ophthalmological Society and Greek Vitreoretinal Society.