I first entered an operating room in the fifth year of my degree in medicine, in 1982, and I immediately realized which part of the operating room I was most interested in; the one dedicated to keeping the patient in a "normal" condition during surgery.
In fact, to me, anesthesia is the clinical application of the part of medical studies that I have been most passionate about: Human Physiology (the study of the normal behavior of our body, and therefore of what we need to do in order to maintain it as such, even when things aren't going so well).
I completed my Degree and Graduate School in Anesthesiology and Reanimation at the University of Turin, and in 1987 (at 27 years old), having completed Military Service as a Reserve Medical Officer, I was hired as an anesthesiologist at the Orthopedic Traumatology Center of Turin. Here, shortly after, I was destined to go deeper into the aspects of Anesthesia and Reanimation in Neurotraumatology and Neurosurgery.
I started collaborating with Italian and European Study Groups on these themes. In addition to the work in the operating room, intensive care, and Emergency Room trauma, I have also participated in programs of extension of the National Guidelines on Head Trauma, and prevention programs on this avoidable "epidemic", which brought me into contact, outside hospital environment, with the world of School and Sport.
At the age of 39, I was appointed to manage the service of Anesthesia and Reanimation of the Department of Neuroscience at the former San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Turin. Here, besides learning how to be the Head of the Department, I continued my work in the operating room and intensive care together with my colleagues; neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuroradiologists from the University of Turin. Here I met Professor Franco Benech, and through our day-to-day work, a collaboration in the freelance professional field was born.
In 2010, I was called back to the CTO Hospital to coordinate, not only anesthesia for Neurosurgery and for other specialties (Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery), but also Emergency Room Training for Trauma, and Intensive Care for Neurosurgical patients and victims of traumas and burns. I have carried out my activity on only in my office, because I believed that only by working in a team of colleagues and nurses, can one deal with organizational needs that need then to be planned, defended, and monitored.
Studying has always been an essential part of my life; wondering whether what it has been done, it could have been done better; always keeping high the indicators of effectiveness and efficiency concerning the work being carried out. I am committed as a tutor of the physicians of the Specialization School of Anesthesia and Reanimation at the University of Turin.
As freelancer, I work as anaesthesiologist in the neurosurgical team of Prof. Franco Benech, Dr. Carlo Alberto Benech, and Rosa Perez. I have also recently collaborated with Professor Alessandro Massè's team in the hip replacement surgery.