I am a Thoracic Surgeon in Verona, Italy and a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds after having spent 8 years at the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust. I have obtained a Master in Robotic Thoracic Surgery in 2017. During my surgical training, I have been a visiting physician of foreign Institutions such as the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, USA and the Department of Thoracic surgery, University de Paris – Hotel Dieu Hospital, Paris, France.
I have been awarded a PhD at the University of Leeds in 2019 on The Role of Patients Reported Outcomes (PROMS) In Risk Assessment and Treatment Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:
I am chairing the ESTS Women in General Thoracic Surgery Committee (@ests_womenThor), and I am a member of the SCTS Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery (WiCTS) committee (@SCTSWiCTS). I have been an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in my speciality also participating as a member to several initiatives of the Women in Thoracic Surgery Society (WTS) since my residency period.
I am co-chairing the ESTS Patient-Centred Working Group developing a European Quality of Life App for surgical patients and patient-focused initiatives. I am also part of the EORTC Quality of Life Group, participating to initiative focusing on validating the Lung Cancer specific PROs questionnaires.
My research focuses on two areas a) evidence-based practice in thoracic surgery with particular interest in risk-stratification and postoperative morbidities and b) patient-centred and personalised care for complex lung oncological conditions. I have over 120 peer-reviewed articles published in international and impactful Journals, with an H-Index of 35.