Concezio Di Rocco

Concezio Di Rocco

Hannover, Germany

 

Present Position and Title:

Director, INI-International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover

Pediatric Neurosurger at Otto Von Guericke University

Education Committee Chairman, World Federation of Neurosurgical  Societies

Member of the WFNS Foundation

Director  (together with M. Choux) of the  International Master Course of Chinese Pediatric Neurosurgery,

Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics and Capital Medical University,  Beijing,China

Director of the Postgraduate Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery, El Gaala, Family Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Consultant Ministry of Health, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

Licensed to practice:

Medicine:

European Union,  Illinois (USA)

 

Education:                          

1962-1969 Universita` Cattolica, Rome, Facolta` di Medicina e Chirurgia (Medical Graduation)

1973 Universita` di Genova, Facolta` di Medicina e Chirurgia (Specialty in Neurosurgery)

1973-1974 Northwestern University, Chicago (Special fellowship in Pediatric  Neurosurgery)

1977 Universita` Cattolica, Roma (Facolta` di Medicina e Chirurgia, Specialty in Pediatrics)

                                

Medical License:                   

1970 Italy

1973 USA, E.C.F.M.G.

1973-1974; 2000 Temporary license, State of Illinois

                                  

Appointments

1973 - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome                         

1983 - Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome

1989 - Head of the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University  Medical School, Rome                        

2000-2013 Full Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome           

2002-2013 Director of the Specialty School  of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome

2003-2007 Director of Department (Pediatrics; Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Neurosciences, Catholic University Medical School, Rome

2008-2011 Director of Department (Neurosciences), Catholic University Medical School, Rome

2009-2013 Director of the Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome

2013-present Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, INI. International Neurosciences Institute, Hannover at  Otto Guerincke University         

 

Memberships

1997  Societa` Italiana di Neurochirurgia                

1997  Societa` Italiana di Pediatria

1997  Associazione Italiana di Neuroncologia

1997  Societe'de Neurochirurgie de Langue Francaise (Membre d'Honneur)                                

1999-2001   European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (Vice-President)

1999-2001   American Association of Neurological Surgeons

1999-2001   American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons)

1999-2001   American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Joint Section on Tumors)

2012    WFNS Foundation                                                                                                     

2015    Serbian Society of Neurosurger (Honorary Member)

 

Pediatric Neurosurgery

 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons)

American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery

European Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery

1992-1993 Secretary Elect                                                                                     

1994-2000 Secretary                                                                                             

2000-2002 President Elect                                                                         

2002-2004 President Chairman

 

International Society for Pediatric Skull Base

1991-1994  Founding member, Treasurer                                                                                                   

1995- 1997 Secretary    

                                                                               

International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

1980-1981 Chairman of the Scientific Program                                                 

1982-1984 Secretary                                                                                          

1985-1987 Chairman of the Education Committee                                    

1988 Chairman of the Annual Scientific Meeting (Rome)                       

1988-1989 Chairman of the Liaison Committee                                           

1989-1992 Chairman of the Education Committee                                                   

1993 President Elect                                                                                     

1994 President                                                                                                   

1995 Past President-Chairman of the Nominating Committee              

1996-1997 Member of the Nominating Committee                                      

 

Committees

 

1997-2001 Committee on Pediatric Neurosurgery of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (Member)                                                                                          

2001-2009 Chairman                                                                                                                   

1997-2012 Education Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies 

2013-Present Chairman                                                                                                                   

Training Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (Italian representative)

EANS Subcommittee for Subspecialties in Neurosurgery

1996-1999 Pediatric Neurosurgery Study Group (Head)  of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery

 

Editorial Service

Main Editor:   

Child’s Nervous System

Official Journal of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Official Journal of the European Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Member of the Editorial Board of Advances and Technical Standard in Neurosurgery

 

Member of the Editorial Board of:

1977-1984 Child's Brain, Child's Nervous  System     

1985-1999 Geographic Editor for Europe

2000-Present Main Editor    

1998-Present  Il Pediatra                                                                                        

1990-1991     Pediatric  Neuroscience                                                       

1990-Present  Italian Journal of  Neurosurgical  Sciences                                   

1991-Present  Critical Reviews in Neurosurgery                                        

1991-Present Pediatric Neurosurgery                                                                                 

1994-Present Surgical Neurology                                                                                      

1994-Present Acta Neurochirurgica       

                                                                         

Editor of "Rivista di Neuroscienze Pediatriche:

1985-1990 Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences                                                    

1991-Present Member of the Advisory Board of Current Treatment for Hydrocephalus (STH, Japan)                     

1997-Present Member of the International  Advisory Board of the Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurge       

2000-Present Member of the International Advisory Board of the Pan Turkish Neurosurgery                  

2001-Present Member of the International Advisory Board of the Romanian Neurosurgery                    

2011-Present Member of the International Advisory Board of the World Neurosurgery   

 

Editor (together with A.J. Raimondi, Verona, and M.Choux, Marseille) of the book series entitled "Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery" (Springer Verlag, Berlin)

 

Educational Activity

Director/Founder  (together with M. Choux, K Hovind) of the  European Postgraduate Course on  Pediatric Neurosurgery

Director/Founder  (together with M. Choux) of the  International Master Course of ChinesePediatric Neurosurgery, Beijing United Family Hospital and  Clinics and Capital University, Beijing ,China

Director/Founder  of the Postgraduate Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery El Gaala, Faamily Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Consultant Ministry of Health, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Chairman of the WFNS Education Committee

Director of the Medical Center of the Italian Association for the Child with Hydrocephalus or Spina Bifida

Member of the International Faculty of the WFNS  Educational Courses

Member  of the Faculty of the EANS Training Course

Member  of the Faculty of the ESPN Postgraduate Course

 

Awards

1997 Pudenz Award in CSF Physiology                                                                    

1997 Membre d’Honneur  of the Société de Neurochirurgie de Langue Française

1998 E Bruce Hendrick Visiting Professorship                                                                

1999 First Prize-Royal Society of Authors Medical Book Awardsm (together with M.Choux, A.Hockley, M.Walker for the book: Pediatric Neurosurgery)

2001 Raimondi Lecture, Children’s Memorial Hospital,Chicago                                    

2001 Jikei University  Visiting Professor WCMC-Ped NS#001

2002 Pudenz Lecture, American Society Pediatric Neurosurgeons                       

2003 XXVII Conferència Ley-Tolosa, Academia de Ciencies Mediques de Catalunya

2003 Baghwati Oration, Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery                                

2005 Honorary Lecture 50 years of Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, Georgia, Usa

2010 Gold Medallion, Life Commitment to Neurosurgery, Damman University, Saudi                                                                                      

2012 Nurhan Avman Conference, Ankara University, Turkey

2015 First Medallion, Sociedad Espanola de Neurocirugia Pediatica

 

Publications

Prof  Di Rocco is author/editor of 24 books. He has published 50 chapters in books and more than 390 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.