Luca Massimi

Luca Massimi

Rome, Italy


Personal data:    

Born in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP, Italy) on August 23rd 1974. Living in Rome, Italy.


Medical Cursus:

Medical and surgical Degree cum laude on July 20th 1999 at the Catholic University Medical School ofRome; 

Postgraduate Specialization in Neurosurgery cum laude on October 25th 2004 at the Catholic University

Medical School of Rome;

Stage at the Hôpital de la Timone (Marseille, France) on 2004;

Ph. D. in Developmental Neurological Sciences on March 8th 2013 at the Catholic University Medical

School of Rome; 

Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurosurgery at A. Gemelli Hospital, Rome, from December 2004 up to


Active member of the Italian Society for Neurosurgery;

Active member and Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Pediatric

Neurosurgery (ISPN);

Active member and Chairman of the Communication Committee of the European Society for Pediatric

Neutrosurgery (ESPN).


Congress activity:

Organization and member of the Faculty in several International Courses and Congresses in Neurosurgery;

Participation as speaker or lecturer in the main National and International Meetings in Pediatric Neurosurgery;

Presentation of 150 abstracts from 2000 up to now.


Main clinical and base research fields:

Neuroendoscopy and transphenoidal endoscopy;

Craniosynostoses and congenital malformations;

Chiari malformations;

Molecular biology of brain tumors (namely, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, glioblastoma, craniopharyngioma);

Genetic basis of craniosynostosis;

Molecular analysis of CSF