Consultant Pediatric Urologist
Head of Clinical and Research Unit of Pediatric NeuroUROLOGY,in the Department of Nephrology and Urology at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, ITALY e-mail: email@example.com
Education: University of Rome,” La Sapienza” , Rome Italy
Degree in Medicine – summa ( 110/110) cum laude, 1985
Postgraduate education: Specializations:
Pediatric Surgery (50/50 cum laude)
University of Rome , Italy
Urology at University of Florence ( 70/70 cum laude)
Specialty Board Status: European Board of Paediatric Surgery, from 1997, n°396
European Board of Paediatric Urology, from 2010
Honors and Awards: 1993 , International Society of Microcirculation
Prize on research study
Microcirculation evaluation on transplanted kidneys.
2009 International Spinal Cord Society
Prize on clinical study on Sacral Neuromodulation
for Neurogenic bladder in children
1986: Internship at Bambino Gesù Hospital
1988: Scolarship granted by the Italian Ministry of Health in the field of renal transplant in
1989: Staff Assistant Surgeon at Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital
2003 Consultant Pediatric Urologist and for Neurourology
2007 Head of the Unit of Pediatric Neuro-Urology .
Surgical experiences in developing countries and cooperation project
Since 1997 he participated to 15 humanitarian surgical mission and project in developing countries organized by Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital ( Colombia,Bangladesh,Cambodia and Vietnam).
-35 publications on PubMed , mainly on neurogenic bladder, others 115 published papers and book chapters.
Board of Italian Society of Pediatric Urology since 2007
Board of Children’s Committee of International Continence Society
Coordinator of Children's Committee in Italian Society of Urodynamics
-Member of International Continence Society, International Children Continence Society, European Society of Pediatric Urology, International Society of Spinal Cord lesion,
-Chairman of the 8th Educational Course of International Children Continence Society
- Director in the past year of 7 studies supported by the Italian Ministry of Health. Topics: neurogenic bladder, spinal cord injury, botulinum toxin,sacral neuromodulation, quality of life and continence,
- Involved in the past years in 5 international multicentric studies
Courses and stages
Stages: Madrid, Dallas, Chicago, Cambridge, Utrecht, Goteborg, Aarhus, London, Cardiff. Berlin, Halle : mainly on o Pediatric Urology, Neurourology, Urodynamics, kidney transplant.
My Clinical practice and scientific activity is mainly oriented on incontinence treatment from childhood during time including transitional care to adults (neurogenic bladder and bowel ,botulinum toxin, sacral neuromodulation , laparoscopic procedure for continence, quality of life). I gained experience in international educational course organization ( ESPU, ICCS), I have been for many times director of research studies supported by National Health System as well involved in international multicentric studies, phase III. My daily clinical practice is a multidisciplinary approach working with paediatrician, urotherapist,and other surgeons, and I think that my professional experience could be useful in a working group activity as Children’s Committee .I have participated to 15 surgical mission and cooperation project in different developing countries, where I have gained experience to different approach to the same pathologies (Urological malformation, Neurogenic bladder, spina bifida, anorectal malformation, bladder exstrophy, urethral trauma, etc) that I treat daily but in a different context. I am interested to promote around the world the same clinical approach and treatment in the management of urinary and fecal incontinence in children and young adults, with special attention to transitional care that is a critical point around the world. I would like to define common guidelines , accepted by all different Societies involved in pediatrics, considering first of all the activity of ICS. Up to now there are still many differences in different countries and geographical area ( North Europe, Scandinavia, South Europe, developing countries, as I have well noticed in my overseas activity ( Bangladesh,Cambodia, Vietnam, etc, and I would like to help to cross over these differnces in these 3 next years