Dec 2 21

Irene Marini

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Irene Marini is an Italian nurse.

 

Work experience in Italy

Irene graduated in 2011 at the University of Magna Grecia in Catanzaro. Two months later she started working in an aesthetic surgery clinic in Naples and eventually she was appoint-ed as registered nurse at Sanatrix Clinic in Naples in the Gynecology ward, where she had the chance to deepen her knowledge on women’s health.
In 2012 she volunteered in Benin (Africa) where she was involved in pediatric immunisa-tion. Afterwards, she worked as a registered nurse in gynecology and orthopedics wards for almost 2 years building experience on both fields but particularly on gynecology.

 

Work experience in UK

Irene moved to London in 2016 and was employed with a full time contract at Charing Cross Hospital as a registered nurse in acute medicine, where she started to become familiar with the NHS. After two years she moved to Poole in Dorset where she was appointed as registered nurse in the gynecology and general surgery department. In 2019 she returned back to London where she worked at St Thomas Hospital in the gynecology ward. After 6 months she moved to the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s Hospital where she currently works. Irene is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council and she is also a member of the Royal College of Nursing, as well as the IPASVI (Italian Federation of Nurses).

 

Expertise:

Nursing assistance during hospitalization, pre and post-operative care, blood tests, assis-tance in minor gynecological procedures. Intravenous therapy. Bladder catheterization. Vital signs. First aid.

 

Languages:

Italian and English

 

In summary:

Irene Marini is an Italian nurse in London.

Jul 6 21

Cecilia Brogi

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Cecilia Brogi is a speech and language therapist with almost 10-year experience in assessing speech, language and communication difficulties and planning personalised therapy programs for adults and children. She graduated in Italy and currently works in London delivering packages of care to adults and young people with learning disabilities.

 

Work experience in Italy

Cecilia qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2011, graduating from University of Siena. Over 8 years of working experience in Italy, she has practised in multiple institutions developing a strong knowledge in different areas. In 2015, Cecilia joined the Otolaryngology department at San Raffaele Hospital (Milan) where she increased her expertise in assessing receptive difficulties secondary to hearing loss and delivering therapy plans to train auditory skills, speech intelligibility and understanding for cochlear implanted adults. Between 2016 and 2018, she has worked at Fondazione Sacra Famiglia (Milan) providing assessment and therapy for children affected by speech and language disorders alongside communication difficulties secondary to learning disabilities. Furthermore, she has worked in several private centres, undertaking assessment and individual sessions for adults with swallowing difficulties, dysarthria and voice disorders.

 

Work experience in UK

In July 2019, she moved to the UK and started working as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant at Whittington Health NHS: her role involved supporting the speech and language therapy team in assessing communication and swallowing difficulties and delivering intervention plans to adults with Learning Disabilities in a variety of community settings. In March 2021, the Health and Care Professions Council recognised her professional qualification entitling her to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist in the United Kingdom. In April 2021, Cecilia started working as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at Whittington Health NHS Trust: her role involves providing packages of care to adults with learning disabilities in a range of community environments across Camden. Additionally,in April 2021, Cecilia joined the health team at Alexandra Centre for Further Education, London, in delivering specialised support to meet the communication needs of students with learning disabilities.

 

Languages:

Italian and English

 

In summary:

Cecilia Brogi is an Italian Speech and Language Therapist in London.

May 17 21

Nicole Luciana Zocchi

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Nicole Luciana Zocchi is a Bilingual Speech and Language Therapist, specialised in the Paediatric field.

 

Work experience in Italy

Nicole qualified Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s Degree, at the University of Milan, in 2016. During her studies, she had several opportunities to work with a varied paediatric and adult caseload. She has taken a particular interest in Early Years, children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bilingualism and Speech Sound Disorders.

 

Work experience in UK

Nicole moved to London in 2017. Initially, she has been working as a Learning Support Assistant, in a private school, and had the chance to work on a one-to-one basis in a scholastic environment. Thanks to this fundamental working experience, she has learnt about the organisation of British schools, the curriculum and the standards that children are expected to achieve. From 2018 to 2019, alongside with her Speech and Language Therapy Assistant role, she has also been working as an Occupational Therapy assistant, by working alongside with an Occupational Therapist.
In 2019, Nicole has received her HCPC qualification and has worked as a Bilingual Speech and Language Therapist, prior in a private practice and now, she is working at St George’s University Hospital NHS Trust, in a multidisciplinary team, mainly based in Primary Schools.

She is enthusiastic, committed to learning and passionate about Speech and Language development in children. She thoroughly enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team and believes it is crucial to be able to work as part of a team to ensure a child’s progress is maximised.
Nicole has been working with a varied Paediatric caseload, from early years to college-aged students, closely cooperating with parents, care givers, school team and other professionals involved. She has attended several Professional Development Courses, and has achieved Level 4 Makaton.

Nicole is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

 

Expertise

Bilingualism, Speech and Language development in children.

 

Languages:

Italian, English.

 

In summary:

Nicole Luciana Zocchi is an Italian Speech and Language Therapist in London.

Mar 17 21

Dr. Lorenzo Motta

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Mr Motta is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialised in vitreoretina and cataract.

His vitreoretinal surgical expertise includes retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy and floaters. Furthermore, he has an additional interest in complex cataract surgery, premium intra-ocular lenses and intravitreal injection for retinal disorders.

He qualified in medicine and surgery from the prestigious University of Medicine – Campus Bio- Medico of Rome, Italy, and earned his ophthalmology degree with honours at the University of Catania, Italy.

Mr Motta undertook further cataract training at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Western Eye Hospital, London.  He then undertook sub-specialisation, in both medical and surgical retina at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust Hospitals, East Surrey Hospital.  Additionally, he completed a two-year advanced Senior Fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the renowned King’s College Hospital, London.

He is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at East Kent Hospitals University.

Mr Motta has an avid interest in clinical research and earned his doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Catania. He maintains this interest, through his peer-reviewed publications, involvement in clinical trials, and as an invited medical journal reviewer. Subsequently, he is frequently invited to present at national and international conferences.

He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), The British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), The Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI) and is on the Board of Directors of the Ophthalmology Society of Universities (Italy, SOU).  In 2011 he was voted in as a member of the GOTA “Young Talented Ophthalmologists” of The Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI).

Mr Motta participates in voluntary ophthalmology work, including charitable work as a cataract surgeon in Ethiopia.

Mr Motta lives in London and speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish.

Dec 1 20

Dr. Alex Leo

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Mr Alex Leo is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Northwick Park & St Mark’s Hospital.

He has a specialist interest in laparoscopy, pelvic floor disorders, complex abdominal wall hernia, proctology and other areas of benign colorectal pathology.

 

Work experience in Italy

He graduated at the University of Perugia, Italy in 2008 having discussed a thesis on natural mini invasive accesses for gallbladder pathology. From 2009 to 2015 he joined the University of Udine where he completed his training in General and Colorectal Surgery, gaining a diploma with honours and an MD in General Surgery discussing a thesis on the diagnosis and management of Lynch syndrome. During his academic career, he gained large knowledge of general surgery and he focused in his last years of training on proctology, colorectal surgery and hernia repair.

 

Work experience in UK

Motivated by the international reputation of St Mark’s Hospital, Mr Leo has then moved to the UK and he has worked at St Mark’s from 2015 to 2018 as Specialist Registrar having a fellowship in Physiology and Neuromodulation. In 2020 he has achieved an MD at Imperial College of London, discussing a thesis on the diagnosis and treatment of faecal incontinence and preserves a strong research interest in this field. He has published around 50 peer reviewed papers and one textbook chapter on pelvic floor and colorectal disorders. He has presented widely on these subjects at national and international meetings.
Since March 2020 he holds a substantive position as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Northwick Park supporting the pelvic floor unit at St Mark’s Hospital. Prior to his appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Mr Leo was Senior Pelvic Floor Fellow for Professor Charles Knowles at the Royal London Hospital. He is currently a member of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (SICCR).

 

Expertise

Mr Leo is specialised in general and colorectal surgery and practices advanced mini invasive surgery with special interests in benign proctology (including haemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula, pilonidal sinus, chronic anal pain, skin tags) pelvic floor diseases (including treatments for constipation, faecal incontinence, rectal prolapse), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), hernia (including complex abdominal wall reconstructions) and gallbladder (cholecystitis, gallstones).

 

Languages:

Italian and English.

 

Insurance:

Mr Leo is Bupa, Vitality, Cigna, AXA, Aetna, Aviva, Haelix, WPA approved doctor.

Nov 10 20

Valentina Selmi

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Valentina Selmi is an Italian nurse.

 

Work experience in Italy

Valentina graduated in Italy in November 2014 at the University of Catania, Italy. During her training she gained a considerable nursing care experience in medical and surgical wards, as well as intensive care units.

 

Work experience in UK

After her training she moved to the UK and started working as a ward nurse in July 2015. She experienced the busy Community Hospital environment in the Hertfordshire for a year and then moved to London to learn more about surgery in the even busier Hepatology & Pancreatic and Liver Transplant wards, at the Royal Free Hospital, providing all pre- and post-operation nursing care. Since 2018 she works at University College Hospital where she learnt and she still keep on sharpening everyday her surgical skills in the theatres. She has been scrubbing for a broad mix of surgical specialties, from Gynaecology and Obstetrics to Colorectal and upper GI, urology, andrology, ENT and so on.
She is a member of the Royal College of Nursing and part of the Italian Federation of Nurs-es.

 

Expertise

Phlebotomy, nursing care, vital parameters monitoring, injections.

 

Languages:

Italian, English.

 

In summary:

Valentina Selmi is an Italian nurse in London.

Aug 6 20

Dr. Davide Patrini

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Mr Davide Patrini is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) London.

 

Work experience in Italy

He attended Medical School at University of Milan, Italy. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery (2009 – 2014) at Universita’ degli Studi di Milano and at University College London Hospitals. He qualified in 2008 and finished his training in 2014.

 

Work experience in UK

Mr. Patrini moved to the UK where he works as Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at University College London Hospitals, UK. His main research interests include minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of lung cancer, thymic tumours and thoracic surgical oncology.
He contributed to more than 80 scientific articles and has made many presentations in National and International meetings being author of several book chapters.
Mr. Patrini is reviewer of many scientific Journals and ordinary member of several scientific societies: European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), International association for the study of lung cancer (IASCLC) and different interest groups (chest wall interest group, international mesothelioma interest group, international Thymic Malignancy Interest Group).

 

Expertise

Expert in Surgical management of lung cancer, thoracic surgical oncology, benign and malignant pleural conditions, chest wall malformation in the adult, thymic malignancies.

 

Languages:

Italian and English.

 

Insurance:

Aetna, Aviva, Bupa, Cigna, Vitality, WPA.

 

In summary:

Mr Davide Patrini is an Italian Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in London.

May 28 20

Dr. Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti

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Dr Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti is an Italian medical oncologist in London.

 

Work experience in Italy and in the United States

Dr Battisti graduated at the University of Milan, Italy in 2009. He also completed his specialist training at the University of Milan and National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy in 2015. During his training, he worked at San Paolo Hospital of Milan, Italy, where he gained expertise in the management of most solid tumours. He spent the last year of training at the Senior Adult Oncology Program of the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida, USA, where he developed his interest in the management of solid tumours in older individuals and carried out a number of research projects in the area of geriatric oncology. After completing his training, he moved back to Milan where he worked as a medical oncologist at the Humanitas Cancer Centre of Rozzano, Milan, where he focused on gastrointestinal and cutaneous malignancies.

 

Work experience in UK

Dr Battisti moved to London in 2016 and he is a Consultant Medical Oncologist in the Breast Unit of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Battisti gained a higher research degree (MD[Res]) in 2022 from the Institute of Cancer Research of London on the management of common tumours in older adults. In 2020 he was elected President-Elect of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) after being Chair of the Young Interest Group of Society since 2018. In 2020 he was appointed co-chair of the Inequality Focused Topic Network of the European Cancer Organisation.

 

Expertise

Dr Battisti is an expert in the management of breast cancer and in geriatric oncology. He authored a number of papers and book chapters on the topics of breast, thoracic and geriatric oncology.

 

Languages:

Italian, English, French and Portuguese.

 

In summary:

Dr Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti is an Italian medical oncologist in London.

Feb 5 20

Dr. Nefer Fallico

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Ms Nefer Fallico is a consultant plastic surgeon in London.

Triple board certified in the UK, Italy and France, Dr Fallico is a fully accredited plastic surgeon with a special interest, and experience, in cosmetic, cleft lip and palate, craniofacial and hand procedures. Alongside her NHS commitments, Dr Fallico performs private consultations and cosmetic procedures both in Rome and London.

 

Work experience in Italy

On completing her medical degree in 2010 and graduating with the highest honours, Dr Fallico proceeded to specialise in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery with Sapienza University of Rome, graduating in 2017 with double distinction.

 

Work experience in UK

Continuing her training in speciality areas, Dr fallico has completed several fellowships, including hand, cleft and plastic surgery with Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in London, and a craniofacial and hand fellowship with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, also in London.
Dr Fallico currently works at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in London.
Dr Fallico is also a dedicated academic and contributor to her field, regularly presenting at international conferences and events and authoring extensive publications within scientific journals.

 

Expertise

Cosmetic and reconstructive facial and hand surgery, cosmetic medicine.

 

Languages:

Italian (native), English (IELTS C1), French ( DALF C1), Spanish (DELE B2).

 

In summary:

Ms Nefer Fallico is an Italian plastic surgeon in London.

Nov 19 19

Dr. Daniele Avenoso

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Dr Daniele Avenoso is an Italian consultant in haematology in London.

 

Work experience in Italy

Dr Daniele Avenoso graduated cum laude at the University of Genoa in 2011. He then joined the haematology specialty training at the same institution and completed his residency in 2017. From November 2017 to April 2019 he worked as haematology consultant at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan.

 

Work experience in UK

During his residency he spent one year as clinical fellow at the Hammersmith Hospital (London – UK). After he obtained his CCT back in Italy, he came back to Hammersmith Hospital to work as stem cell transplant coordinator. Since May 2019 Dr Avenoso is now a consultant haematologist at King’s College Hospital in London.

 

Expertise

His main areas of interests are: stem cell transplantations, myelodysplastic syndromes, acute leukaemia, aggressive lymphomas and anaemia. He also provides general medicine consultations.

 

Languages:

Italian and English.

 

In summary:

Dr Daniele Avenoso is an Italian consultant in haematology in London.