Biography

I was born in Rome in 1958. I felt drawn to Medical studies from a very young age and thus decided to follow what some call a vocation, but what I simply consider a precocious passion. I am certain that my choice of profession was significantly colored by a domestic accident that I had as a young child: when I was 4 years old I was seriously burned by boiling water. This dramatic event forced me to separate suddenly from my mother and my family as I was hospitalized for a lengthy period of time. 
I was isolated in a tiny room with large glass panes that permitted anyone passing by to peer inside. For many days, extremely painful dressings were the only reason for direct contact with other people. The brief visits allowed my parents consisted in an exchange of looks through the glass and were certainly not sufficient to lessen the feelings of loneliness and fear that haunted me.
However, my sensitivity and attention toward suffering and anguish in other human beings was heightened by experiencing so much physical and mental pain at such a young age. Over the years, I developed a special inclination “to succor” and to take action rapidly if necessary.

I am exceedingly curious and I communicate easily with another category of curious individuals: children. Like all curious people, I read and inform myself by studying various topics and constantly bring myself up to date with much interest. I do not hesitate in challenging obsolete positions or ideas.
I love classical music, movies, paintings and art in general. My favorite types of literature are poetry and non-fiction. In my free time I like to travel and be outdoors. What I am most passionate about is interacting and communicating with other human beings. For years I have been working on personal growth and try to dedicate part of my day to meditation.

I believe that a deep inner life can create beauty in the world and allows us to play a part in the happiness of those whom we meet on our path.

To those who ask me what I do, I have always answered that “I am” a doctor, because I feel free to offer my patients not only technical and scientific knowledge, but also the sharing of experiences that enrich the spirit and make us capable of empathic listening.

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