Since 2005: I have been an active member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL).

  • 22nd International Congress of Lymphology (September 21-25 2009, Sydney, Australia), appointed European coordinator of Young Lymphologists and given the Presidential Award for research on Obesity and Lymphedema: a System of Treatment.
  • 23rd International Congress of Lymphology, 2011, September 19-23, Malmo, Sweden, elected Auditor.
  • 24th International Congress of Lymphology, 2013, September 16-20, Rome, Italy, elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL).

Since June 2009: Member of the European Society of Lymphology (ESL).

  • Best paper award for the issue Obesity and Lymphoedema: a System of Treatment, printed in the European Journal of Lymphology and Related Problems. 35th ESL Congress (Paris, France, 26-27 June 2009).
  • Best paper award for the issue of Lymphatic Microsurgery for Primary Prevention of Secondary Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery: a Model of Translational Lymphology. 36th ESL Congress (Athens, Greece, May 14-16, 2010).
  • ISEM’s Certificate for Young Researcher’s Outstanding Contribution to Experimental Microsurgery. 11th ISEM Congress (Timisoara, Romania, July 12-14, 2012).
  • Robert Zwong Award for the paper “Mastering Lymphatic Microsurgery: a New Training Model in Living Tissue”. 12th ISEM Congress (Kyoto, Japan, April 11-13, 2014).

2014 Robert Zwong Award Winner
12th ISEM Congress (International Society for Experimental Microsurgery), Kyoto, Japan, April 11-13, 2014, presenting the paper “Mastering lymphatic microsurgery: a new training model in living tissue” (YIA Session – Young Investigator Award, Robert Zwong Award).

2014 Pascone Memorial Prize Winner
63rd Congress of the Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SICPRE, Bergamo, Italy, October 15, 2014), presenting the paper “Fibro-Lipo-Lympho-Aspiration (FLLA): a lymph vessel sparing procedure (LVSP) for treatment of advanced lymphedema”.

Additional Memberships and Titles.

  • Italian Society of Microsurgery (“Società Italiana di Microchirurgia”, SIM).
  • Resident Member of American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS).
  • International Society for Experimental Microsurgery (ISEM).
  • Honorary member of the Asociación Médica Argentina (Argentinian Medical Association).
  • Elected as Foreigner Professor of the Argentinian Medical Association (“Profesor Extranjero de la Escuela de Graduados”).
  • Italian and International LUISS Health Network.
  • European Plastic Surgery Research Council (EPSRC).
  • International Sentinel Lymph Node Working Group (SLNWG).
  • Associate Editor of OA Plastic Surgery Journal.
  • ISL Executive Committee Member (since September 2013)
  • ISEM Councilor (since April 2014)

Il mio Cv completo

Foreign Language Skills

1995 – 2001. I attended English language courses held at the Italian-British Association of Genoa with the qualifications for First certificate in English, Advanced Certificate in English, Proficiency Certificate in English, Toefl, Sat I and Sat II.

From 13 to 18 years of age, I regularly attended the activities organized by the “Le Rosey” Institute in Rolle/Geneva/Gstaad (Switzerland), where I completed courses in English, French, and Spanish.


Since 1999Italian Red Cross Volunteer.
I regularly attend the various activities linked to the institutional goals of the Italian Red Cross, participation in several Workshops on International Humanitarian Law.

Since 27/06/2002Rotaract Club of Genoa North-North West.
In April 2007 I was elected Vice President of the Rotaract Club of Genoa North-North West and was appointed a member of the Rotaractian District Medical Committee (District 2030). I was the President of the Rotaractian District Medical Committee for the period June 2011 – June 2012 and President of Rotaract Club, North-North West Genoa during the period June 2010 – June 2011.

Past-President of Circolo Giovani Scienze Biomediche (Youth Club for Biomedical Sciences), a Rome-based cultural association founded in March 2003, whose members are medical and bio-engineering students. This Club is committed to the organization and promotion of conferences and cultural events aimed at spreading scientific culture and acquiring a deeper understanding of medical and bio-engineering issues.