Federica Alemanno


Dr. Federica Alemanno is Head of the Neuropsychology Service and Coordinator of Psychologists and Neuropsychologists in the Department of Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, as well as the Head of Intraoperative Cognitive Monitoring during neurosurgical operations when treating a patient in an awake state (wakefulness) in order to removal of tumor foci localized in areas responsible for speech, memory, attention. She also collaborates with Casa di Cura La Madonnina.

She is a contract professor at the Specialized School of Neurosurgery of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and at the Specialized School of Neuropsychology of the Faculty of Psychology of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Neurology and Rehabilitation Network (RIN), funded by the Ministry of Health. Within the RIN, Dr. Alemanno is a referent and task manager for: "Cognitive, innovative rehabilitation using virtual reality and telemedicine", "National Virtual Institutes – Dementia", i.e. Clinical Research Institute (research institutes and scientific assistance) located in the Italian national territory.

She is the coordinator of the well-being program for foreign patients at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan. 

She holds the position of a representative of psychologists of the Association of Rehabilitation Physicians of a Private hospital (ARSOP – Scientific Society). 

After receiving an interfacult Master's degree (Medicine, Psychology, Philosophy) in the field of cognitive neurology with honors and academic recognition, Dr. Federica Alemanno receives an international degree of Doctor of Molecular Medicine, Experimental Neurology section: outstanding at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University of Milan, specializing in neurophysiological correlates of cognitive functions and the treatment of neurocognitive disorders associated with degenerative (dementia), traumatic (stroke and head injury) and oncological (brain tumors), to monitor patients and their family members in psychological and behavioral terms. 

She deepens her skills through post-doctoral clinical research activities at the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD, USA), where she specializes in the treatment of cognitive disorders associated with neurological diseases using new technologies (non-invasive brain neuromodulation). 

She is certified for Brain Neuromodulation Treatment with Synchronization and Cognitive Training (NeuroAd System, Israel) and Good Clinical Practice (Research Edition) for clinical trials. 

Her fields of activity, clinical and research, are:

  • Neuropsychology: neuropsychological assessment in patients with suspected or overt cognitive or language impairments, neurodegenerative diseases (eg, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, and dementia of various etiologies) and acute and post-acute neurological diseases (for example, strokes and traumatic brain injuries); intraoperative cognitive monitoring during neurosurgical operations in the awake state of the patient to remove tumors located in areas responsible for cognitive functions: speech, memory, attention in neurosurgical pathologies (for example, brain tumors, malformations, aneurysms). 
  • Cognitive-speech rehabilitation: multimodal neuropsychological rehabilitation treatment (cognitive training) of cognitive disorders carried out using new technologies (immersive and semi-immersive virtual reality, telerehabilitation, neuromodulation methods, t-DCS, TMS and TMS in combination with cognitive training).
  • Psychology: counseling and psychological support for patients with emotional distress, anxiety, and depression; for patients suffering from cognitive, neurological, oncological pathologies, chronic pain and their families.
  • Non-drug treatment of chronic pain: management and treatment of chronic pain (using virtual reality methods) and psychological support.

Dr. Federica Alemanno is a researcher of prestigious international clinical studies of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other widespread neurological diseases. 

She is the author of numerous scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed neurological, neuropsychological and neurorehabilitation journals. She is also a speaker and an invited speaker at numerous international scientific conferences.

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