Birthdate June 25, 1960
Birthplace Bari, Italy
Family status married with two children
Business address Gastroenterology Unit, Policlinico University Hospital, Piazza G. Cesare 11, Bari, Italy.
College Liceo Scientifico "E. Fermi" Bari 1974-1979: Bachelor in general Science
Medical School Univ. di Bari, 1979-1985; Doctor in Medicine cum laude on November 1985
License to practice
Medicine: December 1985
Specialization Gastroenterology on July 1989, University of Bari
Reaserch Associate Dept of Surgery, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, from Jan 1986 through April 1990
Assistant Physician Dept of Surgery, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, from Jan 1986 through April 1990
Phylosophy Doctor Gastroenterological Sciences, 13/10/1995
Emergency Dpt. Assistant from April/1/1993 to April/1/1995
Medical Doctor as Specialist in Gastroenterology in the Gastroenterology Unit, Univ. of Bari, from October 1995 to
Medical doctor and Research associate Gastroenterology Unit, Univ. of Bari from November 2006 to March 2013
Chief of the Gastroenterology Unit, University of Foggia, from April 2013
Medical doctor and Research associate, Gastroenterology Unit, Univ. of Bari from November 2014 to date
The scientific interest over the years has concentrated on the study of factors that modulate the proliferative processes of normal liver (hormones, growth factors, immunofilline, bile salts, proteins modulating cell cycle, etc..) and colon through the use of various experimental models in vivo and in vitro, and in humans.
Recently, the scientific activity is focused on the etiopathogenesis of liver tumors and colorectal cancer, and in particular on the influence of sex steroid hormones on the development of these tumors, even in an epidemiological profile. In addition, our studies on the policies of organ allocation for liver transplantation have led to the publication of several scientific work in this field of research.