Doctor of Medicine, University Genova Medical School, Italy, 1992.
Visiting professor Department Ophthalmology, Medical School, Parma, 2006—2007, Genova, since 2002. Visiting faculty Orbis Saving Sight Worldwide, New York City, 2001—2008. Officer Carabinieri Italian Army, 1992-1993, Genova.
Member of American Academy Ophthalmology (Achievement award 2008).
Married Ilaria Pescio, February 14, 2004. 1 child Pietro Francesco Maria.