Prof. Alberto Piaggesi, MD

Professor, Consultant in Diabetology

 

Professional Experiences

  • Since 2012, Diabetic Foot Unit Director, Department of Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana
  • Since 2003 Diabetic Foot Section Responsible
  • Since 1991 full-time Consultant at U.O. Malattie del Metabolismo e Diabetologia della Azienda Ospedaliera Pisana. Chief, responsible for the complications of the lower limbs section.
  • From 1988 to 1991 responsible of the territorial medical service at USL 12 “Area Pisana
  • In 1987 Senior Registrar at Department of Medicine of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (UK)
  • From 1982 to 1987 – with an interruption for the military service (done in 1984 as military medical officer), physician in charge of the Clinical Centre at Pisa´s penitentiary.

 

 

Job Position: Diabetic Foot Unit Director - Dipartimento di Area Medica - Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana

Responsibilities: Management of lower limbs complications due to diabetes.

Field: Medicine and Surgery

 

Education

  • In 1982 Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Pisa, scoring full marks.
  • In 1987 Specialization in Internal Medicine at University of Pisa, scoring full marks with honor.
  • In 1987 hired as Senior Registrar at Dept. of Medicine della Royal Infirmary. In the same period, enabled for practice of medicine in UK.
  • In 1988 internships in Geneva with Prof. Jean Philippe Assal on interactive educative methods for diabetic patient.
  • In 1998 attended the third “Oxford European Wound Healing Summer School” course, directed by Proff. Terence Ryan and George Cherry.
  • In 1989 stage in Ann Arbor (Michigan) with Prof. Douglas Greene and Andrew Sima on management and diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy.
  • In 1993 specialization in Endocrinology and Metabolic diseases (full marks with honor) at l'University of Pisa
  • In 1994 one month period at Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Podiatry section of dept. of vascular surgery (Proff. LoGerfo, Gibbons and Habershaw) for an upgrade on management of lower limbs complications.

 

Certificates: Degree in Medicine and Surgery. Specialization in Internal Medicine. Specialization in Endocrinology and metabolic diseases.

Professional Competences: Management of diabetes and its chronic complications, especially at the lower limbs.

Institution: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana

International role: Medical Director, Diabetic Foot Section

 

Social Expertises

  • Since 1991 full-time Consultant at U.O. Malattie del Metabolismo e  Diabetologia della Azienda Ospedaliera Pisana. Foreman, responsible for the complications of the lower limbs section.
  • From 1988 to 1991 responsible  of the territorial medical service at USL 12 “Area Pisana
  • From 1982 to 1987 – with an interruption for the military service (done in 1984 as military medical officer),  doctor in charge of the Clinical Centre at Pisa´s penitentiary.
  • Since 1998 University Professor at podiatric course at Medicine and Surgery  of University of Pisa; since 1999 University Professor for the class lower limbs complications management at specialization school Endocrinology and metabolic diseases of University of Pisa.

 

Management Skills

  • Tissue Repair
  • Diabetic Foot Surgery
  • Peripheral neuropathy and macroangiopathy
  • Patients and professionals´education
  • Scientific responsible of the nacional updating course for diabetologists on managemebnt of the lower limbs complications

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