Born in Cagliari (Italy), on February 18, 1957. Citizenship: Italian. Marital status: Married. Department of Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Udine, 33100-Udine, Italy. Position/Title: Associate Professor of Surgery. M.D. Degree: 1982, summa cum laude, Medical School, University of Sassari, Italy. Medical Board: 1982, University of Sassari, Italy. Specialization in General Surgery: 1988, summa cum laude, Medical School, University of Sassari, Italy. Working experience: 1979-1982, Fellowship, Division of Surgery, Medical School, University of Sassari, Italy 1983-1988, Residency, Division of Surgery, University of Sassari, Italy 1989, Assistant Professor, General Surgery Department, University of Udine, Italy 2000 to date, Associate Professor, General Surgery Department, University of Udine, Italy 1992, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Transplantation Surgery at the University of Iowa (USA) 1995, Postdoctoral Researcher, Liver Transplant Program at the University of California, San Francisco (USA) 1995, Ministerial Authorization for Kidney Transplantation, transplantation of kidney-pancreas, and liver for therapeutic purposes. Current position: Associate Professor of General Surgery, University of Udine, Udine, Italy. Health Manager responsible for the organization of the Department, Surgical Clinic, University Hospital of Udine. Director of the Department in management of operation rooms from 01/03/2005 to 31/12/2006. Teaching experiences: 1. DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY 1988-89 supplementary lessons of Applied Pathophysiology 1989-90 supplementary lessons of Endocrine Surgery, Digestive Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Surgical Approach 1990-91 supplementary lessons of Thoracic Surgery 1991-92 supplementary lessons of Digestive Surgery 1992-93 Regular Teacher of Thoracic Surgery 1993-97 Additional Teacher of Endocrine Surgery From 1999 Regular Teacher of Endocrine Surgery, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Oncology. 2. SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL SURGERY 1993-94 Regular Teacher of Anatomy and Surgical Operations Course 1994-2007 Regular Teacher of Endocrine Surgery 1995-2006 Regular Teacher of pre-and post-operative care 1996/2001 Regular Teacher of Thoracic Surgery From 1996-97 courses of Geriatric Surgery, and Emergency Surgery 3. PROFESSOR OF GENERAL SURGERY FOR THE SCHOOLS OF SPECIALIZATION IN: -Radiology -Anesthesiology -Internal Medicine -Medical Emergency -Otorhinolaryngology -Plastic Surgery Research interests: Oncologic Surgery, Liver cancer Clinical Activities: Hepatobiliary surgery, Liver transplantation, Liver resection surgery, Complex biliary surgery.