is a European board-certified plastic surgeon, and combines clinical practice with teaching and research at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. His main clinical interests are reconstructive microsurgery and breast surgery. He has authored more than 200 publications, 2 books, and has given more than 100 presentations at national and international meetings. He has won several scientific prizes, and is on the editorial board of two international journals. After completing two fellowships in Atlanta and Melbourne, and being associate professor for eight years at Cagliari University, he is now back in his home university, where he currently serves as associate professor in plastic surgery in the Department of Surgery "P Valdoni".