Università degli Studi di Torino
ACTIVITIES AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
From August 2003 to April 2005 he attended as a student in the heart surgery department of the S. Giovanni Battista “Molinette” Hospital in Turin, directed by Prof. A.M. Calafiore
From 2005 to 2007 he attended the Cardiac Surgery Department of the S. Giovanni Battista “Molinette” Hospital directed by Prof. Rinaldi as a trainee.
From September 2007 to August 2009 he held the position of “Research Instructor in Cardiothoracic Surgery” at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Speziali and Dr. Kenton J Zher, working full time on a program of minimally invasive cardiac surgery research. In particular, he contributed to the development of a transapical, beating heart, mitral valve repair technique using the Neochord system.
During the research program he also had the opportunity to perform clinical research with Dr. Yoshiya Toyoda (director of the heart and lung transplant program) with Dr. Christian Bermudez and Thomas Gleason.
From September 2007 to July 2008 he trained in robotic surgery using the Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci System under the supervision of Dr. Chandra Mullangi at the Mc Gowan Research Institute for Regenerative Surgery in Pittsburgh.
From September 2009 to July 2010 he attended, as a trainee, the heart surgery department of the S. Giovanni Battista “Molinette” hospital directed by Prof Rinaldi.
Since 13 April 2015 he has been medical executive at the “Città della Salute e della Scienza” of Turin.
Since November 2017 he has the license to teach, supervise and perform (activity of “proctor”) the Neochord procedure at any European or extra-European hospital that asks for advice.
From 23 December 2019 he is a researcher (type B) at the University of Turin.
On 23/12/2022 became Associate Professor Sector 06/E1 – CARDIO-THORACO-VASCULAR SURGERY at the University of Turin
On February 2023 he performed the “First-in-human” of Transcatheter mitral valve implantation with the Epygon System, and now he is a proctor for this technique.
He is or was an Investigator in the following Trails:
He was also Scientific Member, for the two-year period 2016-2017, for the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery in the research group called GIROC (Italian Group of Research for Outcome in Cardiac Surgery). In the two-year period 2017-2018 he was appointed by the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery as MEMBER of the RELATIONS WITH ITALIAN SOCIETIES AND SCIENTIFIC ENTITIES COMMITTEE
He performed the following interventions at the “City of Health and Science” (1st operator or 1st aid):
– 20 orthotopic heart transplants
– 5 lung transplants
– more than 600 TAVI procedures
– more than 500 cardiac surgery interventions as 1st operator
– >100 transventricular beating heart mitral valve repair using ePTFE cord implantation (Neochord)
– 16 TAVI Valve-in-Valve procedures and two TAVI procedures for aortic regurgitation.
– four transapical mitral perivalvular leak closure operations under the supervision of Dr. Matteo Montorfano (2 cases) and Dott. Fausto Castriota (2 cases)
– 8 Transcatheter mitral valve implantation with the Tendyne System
– one case of combined Tendyne and TAVI (first in Italy)
– One (First-in-human) Transcatheter mitral valve implantation with the Epygon System
From 24-11-2017 to date he has performed proctorage activities (more than 100 cases) of trasventricular beating heart mitral valve repair (Neochord) at European, Chinese, Canadian, Japanese and Hong Kong structures