Obtained his medical degree, with summa cum laude, and completed his Residency Program at the University of Naples, Federico II in Italy. During his residency, he rotates at the Oculoplastic Unit at the Moorfield
Eye Hospital in London.
He received the prestigious PhD in head and neck science, from the University of Naples Federico II for his studies on the prognosis of the rhabdomyosarcoma of the orbit.
He did a clinical and research Oculoplastic Fellowship in Vancouver, University of British Columbia, mentor Prof Jack Rootman.
He was then appointed as Assistant Professor at the University Federico II, Naples, Italy and then progressed to the rank of Associate Professor, qualified by the National Professorship Committee in Italy.
In 2016, he became the Chief of the Oculoplastic and Orbital Division in the Department of Ophthalmology at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) under the auspices of the Wilmer Eye institute and he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University from October 2015 to October 2017.
Currently he is Director of Continuous Medical Education Department, Head of the Orbital Unit, and Senior Academic Consultant at KKESH.
He is member of the Editorial Board of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In his research in Oculoplastic he focused on both the basic science and clinical aspects of Orbital diseases. Particularly, he introduced new treatment modalities for the orbital diseases including new surgical techniques and prognostic factors for specific diseases by means of translational basic science researches.
He ha 20-year experienced orbital surgeon and an expert of endoscopic surgery, particularly for lacrimal system.
He is Committee member and current secretary of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS).
He was the Italian Committee member representative for 2009-2012 at the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) and he is active member of the Orbital Society.
He was evaluated as best School of Medicine teacher. He received “Giuseppe de Gennaro” awards for the best research on Ocular trauma.
He has been Visiting Professor in many outstanding academic centres in many different countries.
He has been invited as a Speaker and Chairman in more than 100 meetings all over the world.
He has participated in International and National research projects, selected for funding on the basis of competitive
He is author of more 50 peer reviewed articles published in high ranked journals.
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