MD, PhD

Academic Degrees

November 1989
M.D. at University of Bari, Italy
July 1994 Specialist in Urology at University of Bari, Italy
September 1995 Ph.D. in Urology at University of Helsinki, Finland
March 2007 Associate Professor of Urology, University of Foggia, Italy

 

Appointments

December 1989 - July 1994 Resident in Urology, University of Bari, Italy
September 1991 - June 1995 Fellow in Urology, University of Helsinki, Finland
July 1995 - July 1996 Urologist, University of Bari, Italy
August 1996 - January 1997 Senior Registrar in Urology, Central Middlesex Hospital, London, UK
Feb 1995 - July 1996 Urologist, University of Bari, Italy
Sepember 1997 - December 2004 Deputy Head of Department of Urology, Di Venere Hospital, Bari-Carbonara, Italy
January 2005 - March 2007 Deputy Head of Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, University of Foggia, Italy
March 2007 – to date Associate Professor of Urology and Deputy Head of Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, University of Foggia, Italy
  

Scientific Activity

Main research fields
Endourology:
  • Biocompatibility of urinary prosthetic materials
  • Ureteroscopic and percutaneous treatments of upper tract diseases
Andrology:
  • Diagnostic procedures for erectile dysfunction
  • Effects of androgen deprivation onto erectile function mechanisms
  • Biomolecular mechanisms of erection
  • Novel medical treatments (nutraceutics) for erectile dysfunction
  • Surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease
Urologic Oncology:
  • Optimization of prostate biopsy technique in terms of antibiotic prophylaxis, non-infiltrative local anaesthesia, biopsy schemes and identification of prognostic factors for biopsy outcome
  • Prognostic factors for bladder and renal cell carcinoma
Urologic Reconstructive Surgery:
  • Reconstructive surgery for ureteral injuries
  • Ileal neobladder with staplers
  • Reconstructive surgery for male and female urinary incontinence
Main Publications:
  • PhD Thesis (Suppl. 171, Scand J Urol Nephrol) 1
  • Articles in international peer-review journals 47
  • Editorial comments in international peer-review journals 9
  • Book Chapters 10
Editorial Board Member:
  • Journal of Andrological Sciences
Reviewer for:
  • European Urology
  • Journal of Urology
  • Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Urology
  • World Journal of Urology
Scientific Committee member:
  • European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
  • Italian Society of Andrology (SIA)
  • Italian Endourological Association (IEA)