Pediatric Neuroradiology Head & Brain Trauma Medical Expert Witness

Is prepared to opine and give expert witness testimony in the following topics


Pediatric Neuroradiology, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Anoxia, Brain Trauma, Brain Malformations, Chiari 1 Malformation,Metabolic Disorders, Mitochondrial Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Head Trauma, Child Abuse, Abusive Head Trauma, Abusive Spinal Trauma, Ischemia, Cord Ischemia, Brain Infection, Cord Infection, Spinal Trauma, Birth Injury, Developmental Delay, Wernicke Encephalopathy, Childrent Brain Tumors, Children Spinal Tumors, Interpreting brain and spine imaging findings in children by using MRI and CT

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Undergraduate:
7/15/1987     Liceo Classico S. Orsola, Parma, Italy
Secondary School Degree:  "Maturità Classica”  [Classical Studies]     

Graduate:
9/28/1987 – 1/23/1995     University of Parma and University of Bologna, Italy
Medicine and Surgery:  Fabio Roversity Monaco

Post-Graduate:
5/18/1995 – 1/16/1996     Villa Mazzacorati and Villa Olimpia, Bologna, Italy
Visitiing Physician - Department of Psychiatry

1/17/1996 – 11/15/1999     University of Parma, Italy, School of Radiology
Radiology Residency

5/1/1997 – 1/31/1998     Hospital Clinic i Provincial, University of Barcelona, Spain                   
Erasmus Post Graduate Program      

 

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

Academic:

January 2012:  Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (ISMETT-UPMC Italy)
Expert Consultant in Adult/Pediatric Neuroimaging         

7/1/2010:  The University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224               
Director of Neuroradiology

1/02/2009:  University of Toronto, Canada              
Visiting Professor of Neuroradiology           

3/16/2009 - 6/30/2011:  The University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Radiology

7/1/2011 to present:  The University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania               
Associate Professor of Radiology           

6/19/2015:  The University Hospital of Parma, Italy                     
Visiting Professor of Neuroradiology

6/22/2015:  The Regional Hospital of Negrar, Verona, Italy                       
Visiting Professor of Neuroradiology

9/07/2015 - 9/14/2015:  Vall d'Hebron University Hospital 
Visiting Professor of Neuroradiology

7/01/2016 to present:  The University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                 
Professor of Radiology                   

10/25/2016:  The British Columbia Children Hospital And the University of British Columbia             
Visiting Professor of Neuroradiology                                                                     

Non-Academic:
12/22/2005 - 3/14/2009:  Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Italy                      
Attending Physician of Radiology (Discipline: Neuroradiology) with the Charge of “High Specialization in Neuro/oncology and Metabolic Disorders”

1/16/2001 - 12/21/2005:  Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Italy   Reggio Emilia, Italy 
Attending Physician of Radiology (Discipline: Neuroradiology).

9/25/2000 – 1/15/2001:  Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy 
Attending Physician of Neuroradiology

11/1999 – 9/24/2000:  Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy 
Visitinig Physician of Radiology             

 

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Specialty Certification:
1995:  Medicine and Surgery Certificate   Bologna, Italy                     

2/18/1995  Italian State Exam   Bologna, Italy

11/15/1999:  University of Parma, Italy - Degree of Specialist in Radiology

4/08/2003:  Spanish Homologation by the Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid, Spain       
     Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 2003
     Degree of Specialist in Radiology, 2003          

12/16/2008  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Medical Physician and Surgeon

10/15/2012  European Board of Neuroradiology - ABR: BE; USA

3/06/2016:  General Medical Council, United Kingdom - Full with specialist registration Wth a License to practice Medicine and Clinical Radiology

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Ordine dei Medici (Medical Board) Parma, Italy, 1995-2010
World Federation of Neurology, 2006
European Society of Radiology, 2007
Radiological Society of North America, Associate Membership, 2010 to present
Ordine dei Medici di Reggio Emilia (Professional Organization) Reggio E, Italy, 2010 to date
European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) Associate Member, 2011 to present
Italian Society of Neuroradiology 2013
Spanish Society of Radiology 2013
American Society of Neuroradiology 2013
Scientific Committees of the Italian Society of Neuroradiology, 2013
Organizing Committee of the World Congress of Neuroradiology, 2014
Information Technologies Committee at CHP, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013 to present.
Director of the Neurology Conference, at CHP, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011 to present.

 

AWARDS

•    Best Pediatric Neuroradiologist and Best Radiologist Pittsburgh Magazine's, 2016
•    Best Pediatric Neuroradiologist and Best Radiologist Pittsburgh Magazine's, 2015
•    Best Neuroradiology Lecture of the Year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, August  2014
•    Best Pediatric Neuroradiologist and Best Radiologist, Pittsburgh Magazine's, 2014
•    Best Doctors® America Award, 2014
•    Best Doctors Pittsburgh Magazine's, 2013
•    USA Patients' Choice® Physician Award, 2011
•    RSNA 2009 Cum Laude Award
•    At the age of 11, Honorable Mention Award, National Poetry Prize, Lions Club, Milano Duomo, Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS & SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS and PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

Available Upon Request

 

REVIEWS, INVITED PUBLISHED PAPERS, PROCEEDINGS OF CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIA,
MONOGRAPHS, BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS:

Available Upon Request          

 

EDITORIAL PROJECTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Available Upon Request          

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Teaching:
Invited Lectures – Available Upon Request

In the field of diagnostic adult Neuroradiology I have been working on brain tumors, autoimmunity and metabolic disorders during the last 15 years. More specifically I funded the Wernicke Encephalopathy Working Group an international team of experts working on alcoholic encephalopathies.

I co-founded one of the first Stroke Centers in Italy and I organized several courses on stroke imaging protocols. My clinical experience in the field of adult neuroradiology also includes multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

My academic activity includes new research projects and publications, teaching of residents and medical students, and mentoring of fellows of radiology, Neuroradiology, Oncology, Neurology, and Emergency Medicine.
Expert 865 fields of clinical expertise include the following:
1)    Single voxel and multi voxel spectroscopy.
2)    Post natal neuro MR.
3)    CINE Flow MRI imaging.
4)    Temporomandibular joint imaging.
5)    Perfusion imaging.
6)    fMRI for epilepsy.
7)    Volumetric imaging.
8)    Myopathies imaging (Muskoloskeletal).
9)    Brain tumors, multimodal imaging.
10)    Stroke imaging.
11)    Fast protocols for shunts, hydrocephalus.
12)    Spinal cord emergencies.
13)    Maxillofacial imaging.
14)    Head and neck imaging.
15)    Dynamic imaging in sleep apnea.
16)    Congenital malformations.
17)    Neuroanatomical imaging in cerebellar, brainstem and cortical malformations.
18)    Myelogram MRI.
19)    Imaging techniques of the eye.
20)    Fast imaging protocols.
21)    Radioprotection.
22)    MRI Safety.

 

ATTENDED COURSES

Available Upon Request

 

RESEARCH:

Funded Grants

Available Upon Request
    

RECENT NON-FUNDED PROJECT & RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITIES:

Available Upon Request
    

REVIEWER ACTIVITY:

I have been working as Reviewer for International peer reviewed Journals (see below) especially in the field of neurological sciences, for the American Journal of Neuroradiology (official Journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology), the Journal of Neuroimaging (official Journal of American Society of Neuroimaging), the European Journal of Neurology (official Journal of the European Society of Neurology),  Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (official Journal of the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology), and for Brain which “provides researchers and clinicians with the finest original contributions in neurology”, Gene-Review, a NCBI-NIH funded e-book.

List of Journals
“Brain”, “American Journal of Neuoraradiology AJNR”, “Journal of Neuroimaging”, “European Journal of Neurology”, “Journal of postgraduate Medicine”, “American Journal of Medical Genetics”, “Digestive Diseases and Sciences” and “Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology”, “Brain research”,” AJR”, “GeneReview”.

LIST OF CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Neurotrauma; Metabolic Disorders of the Central Nervous System; Neuroncology; Pediatric Vascular Disorders; Nonaccidental trauma; Stroke. Autoimmunity; Krabbe disease. Krabbe disease; Telemedicine.

SERVICE:

1.    Italian Society of Neuroradiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology Committee - 2008 to Present
2.    P.E.R.N.O. Regional study group on Neuro-oncology, Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy.- 2009 to Present
3.    CHP Radiology Informatics Enterprise Imaging Committee. – 2009 to Present    
4.    Telemedicine Service, Children Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.- 2009 to Present
5.    Information Technology Committee, Children Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC – 2009 to Present
6.    Magnetic Resonance Safety Committee, Children Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC- 2009 to Present
7.    Telehealth committee. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 2016 to present

SPOKEN and WRITTEN LANGUAGES:

English (level: high), Spanish (level: high), Catalan (level: medium, spoken), Italian (level: high)

 

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