Born in Turin, Italy on December 30, 1955. Married, two daughters.
Degree in Medicine and Surgery obtained on 1980 at the University of Torino, Italy, with the highest honours, ”laude".
Specialization in General Surgery on 1985 obtained from the University of Torino, Italy, with the highest honours, “laude”.
Fellowship in Digestive Surgery in 1985 at the St Antoine Hospital, Paris.
Full Professor of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Degree Course of Medicine and Surgery, university of Torino, Italy.
Currently working in the Surgical Oncology Unit of S. Giovanni Battista Hospital in Turin, Italy, an urban, university-affiliated, community hospital, with special interest in upper GI, retroperitoneal and pelvic Sarcomas, and Palliative Surgery.
Specific scientific interests: applications of sentinel node techniques in breast and abdominal surgery, palliative treatment of malignant ascites, retroperitoneal sarcomas surgery.
Chair of a 2-year post-graduate course in Surgical Oncology at the University of Turin (2007-2011)