Doctor of Medicine, La Sapienza University, 1979; General surgery specialization, La Sapienza University, 1984; Cardiac surgery specialization, University Bologna, 1990.
Cardiac surgeon G. Mazzini Hospital, Teramo, Italy, 1980—2002, chief of staff Cardiac Surgery, since 2002. Fellow Lancisi Hospital, Ancona, Italy, 1980. Corporation Italian Medical Corps, 1981-1982.
Married Teresa Di Filippantonio, September 2, 1984. Children: Mattia, Marta.