Marcello Ceccaroni
Primary and Director of Protection and Health of Women Division of Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar
Learning never exhausts the mind

Dr. Marcello Ceccaroni was appointed, at the age of just over 40, Primary and Director of the Department for the Protection and Health of Women, U.O.C. of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar di Valpolicella, a center of excellence known throughout the world for the treatment of endometriosis.

He was the one who inspired the birth of The Thin Line.

He is considered one of the world's leading experts in laparoscopic surgery as well as being the creator of an innovative surgical technique for the "Nerve-Sparing" laparoscopic eradication of severe endometriosis, known to the International Scientific Community as the "The Negrar Method", published method in 2012 in the scientific journal Surgical Endoscopy, now known and applied all over the world.
He also deals with advanced techniques of minimally invasive gynecological oncological surgery and delicate procedures of true cutting-edge surgery, made possible thanks to his in-depth knowledge of human anatomy developed during several years of cadaver studies at the René Descartes University in Paris.

One of the cornerstones of Dr. Ceccaroni's career has always been to spread his knowledge with the aim of improving surgical techniques more and more in order to preserve the female pelvis as much as possible. This is one of the reasons that led him in February 2010 to found ISSA - International School of Surgical Anatomy, International School of Surgery ( in which Dr. Ceccaroni plays the role of President, aimed at teaching of Surgical Anatomy and the most important advanced surgical techniques as well as the support of humanitarian and Education - Training projects for doctors all over the world.
This dedication to teaching and disseminating knowledge led him, on the occasion of the 50th AAGL Global Congress, held in November 2021 in Austin (Texas, USA), to be awarded the international "John F. Steege Mentorship Award", one of the most important awards in the world in the field of minimally invasive gynecological surgery. The Committee that awarded him the Prize, in addition to recognizing him as a talented surgeon, describes him as a "passionate, courteous and dedicated teacher who has mentored hundreds of laparoscopic gynecological surgeons".

Among the others to remember, in 2019 on the occasion of the 15th AAGL International Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in affilation with SEGI XIV National Congress, the city of Florence granted the privilege to Dr. Ceccaroni to perform in Leonardo Da Vinci, located at the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, a Lectio Magistralis of Anatomy, through a laparoscopic dissection on an anatomical specimen entitled "Learning never exhausts the Mind: Evolution of Surgical Anatomy 500 Years after Leonardo Da Vinci". 500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, it was thus possible to perform the first dissection in the sector room where the great Genius carried out his anatomical studies on a corpse.

In addition to Anatomy and Surgery, one of his greatest passions is music, in fact he always works with a musical background (among his favorites the Rolling Stones). For him, rock is an attitude that leads to the desire to accept challenges and the surgeon, from this point of view, is like a rock-star. His wish would be to be remembered as "the punk-rock surgeon of history".

Guido Prigione
Director of the simple structure for the treatment of ocular trauma Division of Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar
Freedom is getting out of habits, traveling with the mind letting oneself be contaminated by everything we do not know, having no boundaries. Freedom is a sphere of infinite radius.

Since 2007, Dr. Guido Prigione undertook his career as a surgeon at the complex unit of Ophthalmology of the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar (VR) directed by Dr. Grazia Pertile, acquiring, as his student, the most advanced and complex skills in vitreoretinal surgery and becoming in 2018 Director of the simple structure for the treatment of ocular trauma.

During this period he also dedicated himself to training in cataract and refractive surgery as well as the various laser techniques applied to ophthalmology, totaling as first operator more than 8000 surgical performances and 5000 laser interventions.

In the years 2014 and 2015 he was a consultant for cataract surgery at the Villa Salus hospital in Mestre (VE) organizing diagnostic clinics, setting up the operating rooms and personally performing over 100 phacoemulsification procedures.

During his career he participated as a speaker, director of courses and surgeon at the most important national and international conferences and is co-author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as reviewer for some international journals.

Passionate about his work, he has been dedicating for years to teaching and “hands-on” tutoring of young surgeons.

Luca Garriboli
Director of the Vascular Surgery Division of Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar
We are formed as disciples, we must train as mentors.

Dr. Garriboli is the Director of the Vascular Surgery Division of Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar (VR).

He was a student of Prof. Roberto Chiesa at the Vascular Surgery Division of the IRCCS San Raffaele in Milan, where he took his first steps as a Vascular surgeon, then since 2003 he carried out clinical surgical activity at the Surgery Division Vascular, of Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar (VR) directed by Dr. AM Jannello, who was succeeded from 1 July 2021.
He also served as a Medical Officer of the Italian Army at the Italian Headquarters of C.A.di R.R based in Solbiate Olona (VA). 

Over the years he refined his knowledge and use of all major surgical and endovascular techniques through the attendance of training periods and / or courses at the best Italian and European vascular surgeons.
He performed more than 7000 vascular surgery with open or endovascular techniques.

During his career he always dedicated himself to scientific dissemination through the writing of articles, books and participating as a speaker at national and international conferences.
Training has always accompanied clinical and surgical activity since the beginning of his career, first by participating as a tutor in technical courses in open and endovascular surgery, then as an organizer of Open and Endovascular Surgery Courses.

In 2014 he founded the Vascular Surgical Anatomy School with the aim of organizing courses in anatomy and surgical technique through cadaver practice first at the anatomical laboratory of the Descartes University in Paris; therefore, in Italian laboratories and in the UK.

Luca Garriboli
We are formed as disciples, we must train as mentors.
Scientific board
Gianbattista Parlani
Vascular surgeon at the University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia of Perugia
Gioele Simonte
Vascular surgeon at the University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia of Perugia
Giacomo Isernia
Vascular surgeon at the University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia of Perugia
I would be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there is some proof of thought within it.

Dr Giacomo Isernia works at the Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in Perugia as a medical director in Vascular Surgery.
His clinical and research interest ranges in the various sectors of Vascular Surgery; in particular, the research, development and application of new endovascular methods in the context of complex aortic pathology and peripheral arterial pathologies.
Graduated with honors from the University of Perugia in Medicine and Surgery, he completed his specialization in Vascular Surgery with full marks at La Sapienza University of Rome.
In 2018 he completed his doctorate in Translational Surgery at the University of Perugia.
Dr Isernia participated in numerous clinical researches and registers and is the author or co-author of numerous scientific papers which include peer-reviewed articles, chapters in specialized books and treatises, abstracts and popular works. Moreover, it is active on innovative dissemination channels such as dedicated social networks or e-learning platforms.
He participated in many national and international surgical congresses as a faculty and speaker including the meeting of the European Society for Vascular Surgery; he also contributed, as peer reviewer, to various indexed scientific journals.
He performed as first operator in over 1800 vascular surgery with endovascular or open approach, of which about 150 complex aortic reconstructions with fenestrated / branched or parallel grafts endoprostheses, ESAR.

Michele Antonello
Emanuele Gatta
Director of Simple Structure Hybrid Aortic Surgery and New Technologies. SOD of Vascular Surgery Ospedali Riuniti Ancona
"Nothing comes from diamonds" (Faber)

Born and lived in Naples until 2000 where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Federico II University. Married and father of two daughters.
He already attended the Cardiac Surgery Clinic directed by Prof Nicola Spampinato on a daily basis, participating in over 50 surgeries.
Specialized in 2005 in Vascular Surgery at the current Polytechnic University of Marche, he immediately dedicated himself with particular attention to aortic surgery in all its districts.
From 2005 to 2009 he worked as a contract doctor at the SOD of Vascular Surgery in Ancona also as a general surgeon and emergency room doctor at the ASUR of the Marche Region. From 2009 to today he is a 1st level Medical Director at the SOD of Vascular Surgery directed by dr. Luciano Carbonari of the Ospedali Riuniti of Ancona, the only HUB in the Region.
In November 2009 he attended as "Surgical Observership" the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. James Hospital, Baylor College directed by J. Coselli M.D.
At the United Hospitals of Ancona:
- since 2014 he has been the holder of a highly specialized position in "Surgery of the abdominal thoracic aorta"
- since 2018 he is Head of the SOS of Hybrid Aortic Surgery and New Technologies
- since 2019 he is a member of the Aortic Team. In the context of the team he is the creator of new approaches to aortic arch surgery such as non-circulating FET and double layer FET.
Holder of Italian patent application 2021 assigned to Terumo Aortic for surgical and hybrid vascular prosthesis with original configuration of the supraortic trunks.
He collaborates assiduously in other multidisciplinary contexts in particular with the Clinic of Transplant Surgery in complex cases of liver and kidney transplants and with his Urological colleagues for surgery of the retroperitoneum.
He is a collaborator of the Research Center for Minimally Invasive and Trans Catheter Cardiac Surgery of the Polytechnic University of Marche.
He is author-co-author of 20 indexed scientific publications.
To date he performed over 4000 major vascular surgery as the first operator.
He is interested in all arterial surgery with particular dedication to thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery with open and endo techniques.

Since 2013 he periodically attends the Consolata Mission at the Gambo General Rural Hospital - Koma Sade- Ethiopia as a Voluntary General Surgeon where he carried out about 300 general surgery operations as first operator. He is a member of the GMA Napoli (Alem Mission Group) Onlus which carries out voluntary work in Ethiopia.
He is lucky to work daily in a group of professionals of the healthiest principles who honor the profession of doctor every day. He firmly believes in the collaborative spirit, in sharing ideas, emotions and failures.

Stefano Benussi
Michele Masotto
Fabrizio Lorenzoni
Emergency and urgency specialist nurse at ATT of Mantova

Graduated in Nursing, he began his career working at the SAR2 resuscitation service of the San Maurizio Hospital in Bolzano. Subsequently he specialized with a 1st level master's degree in Emergency Healthcare and a second 1st level master's degree in Legal and Forensic Nursing. After a series of work experiences in and out of hospital, he currently works at the local emergency health service 118 AAT Mantua. Always engaged in training and in the search for comparison with other operational realities, in 2015 he took part in the experience in the United States of America together with his colleague and friend Michele Masotto. Following this trip and thanks to the collaboration with ICLO srl, a specific course for medical emergency procedures was born as a pilot project and privately. The EMPT-solutions Scientific Association was thus established in 2016 and the first training on anatomical preparations was born, open to the public for all health professionals. Since 2021, the training package has been extended, leading to the creation of new synergies and collaborations with Italian and foreign structures and universities.

Doug Floccare
MD Emergency Physician, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore

Dr. Doug Floccare is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  He is the State Aeromedical Director for the Maryland Institute for EMS Systems (MIEMSS) and medical director for the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, North America’s oldest medevac program.  Started in 1970 in support of Dr. R Adams Cowley’s Golden Hour vision, the multi-mission program operates seven helicopter bases across the State of Maryland to provide around the clock medevac, search & rescue, and law enforcement services. 
 Dr. Floccare received his BA and MD degrees with honors from the University of Buffalo, did an internship in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he also served as Chief Resident and Assistant Chief of Service.  He did a fellowship in Clinical Research Methodology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Health Policy and Management Division of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  He is an Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland.  He has over 40 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services, is a founding member of the Air Medical Physician Association, and is a past chairman of the Air Medical Services Committee of the National Association of EMS Physicians.