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Postdoctoral Research fellow, General Surgery
Bio Date of birth: July 7th, 1983
Place of birth: Palermo, Italy
July 2016 Specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (University of Bologna). Grade: 110/110 cum laude.
2011-2012 Postgraduate Course in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis for the production of evidence-based guidelines (Cochrane Methodology) at the University of Milan and Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan.
July 2010 Italian Medical Licensure (Medical Board of the District of Bologna, No. 16353).
March 2010 Medical Degree at University of Bologna. Graduation thesis in Nephrology (title: “Rhabdomyolysis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, clinical aspects. Treatment of the renal impairment”). Grade 107/110.
July 2001 High school diploma at Liceo-Ginnasio "Giovanni Meli" (Classical Studies High School) in Palermo. Grade 100/100.
2014-2016 Resident at “IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli” (Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute), Bologna, Health Management Board, Clinical Risk Managment and Infectious disease Risk Management.
Spring 2015 Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, Department of Surgery and Center for Health policy/Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research (PCOR).
Fall 2013 Trainee at the Local Health Authority of Bologna, Department of Public Health.
May 2013 Trainee at “Carlo Poma Hospital” in Mantova, Management Control Board (Dr. Alessandra Bruschi), as part of the Operations Management course, held by Professor Federico Lega, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
Research and scientific activity:
Main research fields:
- Healthcare systems and Outcomes research, focused on quality indicators based on administrative data.
- Clinical Risk Managment, Infectious disease Risk Managment.
- Analysis and production of evidence, based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
- Health Equity and Conflict of interest in Health.
Since 2012, collaboration with the "Managment and Healthcare Lab (MeS)" of the Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa, Italy. Research activity on indicators aimed at evaluating oncological care pathways, and management policies on innovative/oncological drugs.
Since 2013, collaboration with Stanford University, Department of Surgery and Center for Health policy/Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), on AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators. Mentors: Kathryn M McDonald, Tina Hernandez-Boussard (Research project: “Comparing Patient Safety Indicators in Orthopedics between Italy and United States”).
Peer reviewer for PlosOne and Internal and Emergency Medicine.