Medicine > Conventional Medicine
This field of study is undertaken in universities. It is also
called, improperly so by some, traditional medicine
It is more correctly defined as conventional or
. In the past fifty years conventional
medicine has been above all biochemical molecular, pharmacological,
genetic, bio-engineering: it is not an exact science, but it
follows a scientific methodology in that it is based on experimental
verifications that utilize tools of the exact sciences.
All treatment systems which pass experimental verification conducted
with scientific methods, can rightly be considered “Medicine”.
The goal of Medicine is promoting health, treating diseases
and creating the conditions which will benefit the mental and
physical well-being of individuals. “Curing” diseases
is not always possible and in any case would require a precise
knowledge of every disease besides a clear knowledge of the
causes. It is crucial that healthcare professionals maintain
a program of constant refresher training
the same time recognizing the limits of human knowledge regarding
the complexities of biological phenomena. Conventional medicine
is obliged to deal with the different individual biological
responses, the toxicity of many medicines and the adverse effects
induced by the treatments themselves (iatrogenic damage
Scientific studies continue to emphasize the need to develop
individualized treatments and for the past few years, researchers
have also pointed out the importance of proper communication
for therapeutic effectiveness, compelling healthcare professionals
to assess the need for the acquisition of specific skills.
In Italy, the objectives of the new doctor’s curriculum
include “being able to communicate appropriately with
Training and Personal Experience
My years of training were characterized by a constant
and intense commitment, motivated by a great passion and sustained
by enthusiasm. During my studies, in addition to my university
courses, I volunteered in the wards and Emergency Rooms of many
Roman hospitals. I also interned for a few months at the famous
in Oxford (Great Britain),
having previously earned the Certificate of Proficiency
I obtained a degree with honors in Medicine and General Surgery
in 1984 from the Università degli Studi di Roma “la
Sapienza”. I completed my postgraduate studies in Pediatrics,
with honors, in 1988.
My postgraduate training was in Respiratory Allergology and
successively in Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders. During
my postgraduate studies I published numerous research papers
in specialized journals and was invited to the ICP in Brussels
for an internship in Physiopathology of the Human Metabolism.
I won a competition to work in the Italian Public Hospital System
and was a Neonatal Pediatrician at the S. Eugenio Hospital in
Rome from March 1990 to April 1996.
From 1996 I have been working exclusively in private practice, both clinical
and in teaching.
I have taught numerous Training Courses, as well as courses organized by the Region, and I have been nominated to posts as External Faculty Member (University of Calabria ï¿½ Arcavacata, University of Parma, Occidental University of Piedmont). I have participated as a speaker at medical conventions and conferences and I have also published several books.
I constantly continue to bring myself up to date, taking refresher and Continuing Education and Master courses, because I believe that for healthcare professionals bringing oneself up to date constitutes a form of respect for oneï¿½s professionalism, in addition to being a duty toward oneï¿½s patients. In April 2016, I became a member of the AGENAS Scientific Committee for its Continuing Medical Education program.
I obtained a Diploma in Master Gestalt Counseling, in order to develop the communicative skills valuable in establishing a therapeutic alliance between doctor and patient, or, when the patient is a child, among the doctor, the child and the childï¿½s family.
Since 2012, I have been working as a trainer in Health Communication for several hospitals.
(Go to my C.V.