Dr. Paola Ciriaco, Thoracic Surgeon, is the Head of the Functional Department of Pediatric Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Operative Thoracic Surgery of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan under the supervision of Professor Giampiero Negri.
After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1988, she received a specialization in thoracic surgery in 1993 at Sapienza University in Rome, received a doctorate in Cardiothoracic Surgical Pathophysiology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2000. During the period of obtaining his specialty, he complements his studies with periodic work abroad in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Brompton Hospital and Middlesex Hospital in London, as well as at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After receiving her specialty, she completed an internship abroad in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Marmara University, Pendik Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, and in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied surgical methods for the treatment of chest malformations and lung transplantation. She is a member of the North Carolina Medical Council and the European Council of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons.
Dr. Ciriaco's clinical activity is related to general thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive lung cancer surgery.
She has performed more than 900 thoracic surgeries as the first surgeon on the lungs, pleura, diaphragm, mediastinum, trachea and chest using open and minimally invasive methods (VATS).
Paola Ciriaco also deals with surgical treatment of malformations of the chest (funnel-shaped chest, keeled chest), congenital and acquired pathology at an early age (pneumothorax, bronchogenic cyst, lung sequestration), surgical treatment of thoracic endometriosis (catamenial pneumothorax, thoracic endometriosis syndrome TES). She also performed more than 1,200 flexible, rigid, diagnostic and operative bronchoscopies, which include endobronchial ultrasound biopsy (EBUS TBNA), the use of an electromagnetic navigation system and the installation of tracheobronchial prostheses.
The research activity includes new interdisciplinary protocols for the treatment of lung cancer and the treatment of thoracic endometriosis syndrome.
She is the author of more than 100 publications, including articles in indexed journals and book chapters, and actively participates in national and international industry congresses. He is a member of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT), the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy (SIET), the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and a columnist for important journals in this sector.
University of Rome – Sapienza
Specialization in Thoracic Surgery — 1983
University of Rome – Sapienza
Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery — 1988
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Candidate of Medical Sciences in Cardiothoracic Surgical Pathophysiology — 2000