Doctor of Medicine summa cum laude, University Messina, Italy, 1978. Neurosurg. diplomate, Italian Minister Health, 1983.
Clinical and research fellow department neurosurgery, U. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1979-1980; clinical fellow division neurosurgery, Eastern State Hospital Taranto, Italy, 1981-1982; clinical fellow division neurosurgery, C.H. Un. Timone, Marseille, France, 1987; staff neurosurgeon, assistant professor neurosurgery, U. Messina, since 1983; professor neurotraumatology, U. Messina, since 1990; vice head neurosurgery clinic, U. Messina, since 1986.
Lieutenant Italian Navy, 1980-1981. Member North America Skull Base Society, Italian Society Neurosurgery, European Skull Base Society, International Headache Society, Lions Club International.
Son of; married Cetty Alafaci, September 9, 1995.