Doctor of Medicine, University Pisa, Italy, 1976. Specialization in general surgery, University Pisa, Italy, 1981. Specialization in cardiovascular surgery, University Turin, Italy, 1984.
Resident General Surgery Institute, Pisa, 1976-1980. Consultant cardiovascular surgery Hospital of Pisa, since 1980. Professor cardiovascular surgery, University Pisa, 1990-1995.
Researcher National Research Council, Pisa, 1989.
Lieutenant Medical Corps., Italian Air Force, 1977-1978. Member Italian Society Thoracic Surgery, Italian Society Cardiovascular Surgery.
Married Claudia Merante, August 26, 1995. 1 child, Andrea.