Doctor of Medicine, University Ferrara, 1978.
Assistant resident department surgery Sant'Anna General Hospital, Ferrara, 1980-1985, attending surgeon department surgery, 1989-1992. Associate surgeon-in-chief Sant'Anna General Hosp, since 1995. Clinical fellow department surgery Deutsche Klinik fur Diagnostik, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1986.
Clinical fellow department pathology Oncological Training Program, Ferrara, 1987-1988. Professor surgery University Ferrara, 1989-1993. Research scientist II Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1993-1995.
Consultant division surgical research Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1995-1996, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy, 1995-1996. Visiting scientist department pathology Washington University, St. Louis, 1988, department surgery Lund (Sweden) University, 1988-1989. Visiting scholar School Medicine University of California at Los Angeles, 1993-1995.
Visiting physician department surgical oncology Washngton Hospital Center, 1999. Member editorial board Cyclic Redundancy Check Press Inc., Times Mirror Books, Boca Raton, Florida, since 1985. Editor liver assist device section International Journal Artificial Organs, 2000.
Member American Association Study Liver Diseases (correspondent), New York Academy of Sciences, European Society Surgical Research, Cell Transplant Society, European Society Artificial Organs, Italian Society Surgery, International Society Regional Cancer Therapy, American Diabetes Association.
Married Alessandra Fiocca, July 15, 1977. Children: Giovanna, Francesco.