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    Carmelo Lucio Sturiale
    Contract Teacher
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


    Since November 2014: Consultant Neurosurgeron, Vascular Team, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Fondazione Policlinico Universiitario A.Gemelli, Rome (Italy). Director: Prof. Alessandro Olivi.


    2.    EDUCATION

    July 1998: Diploma di Maturità Classica (Classical Baccalaureate), Classic Lyceum “Santa Maria di Gesù Redentrore”, Taormina, (Italy), summa cum laude.

    October 2001 – October 2005: Internship at Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome (Italy). Supervisor: Prof. M. Meglio.

    August 2004: Internship at Department of Neurosurgery, Messina University (Italy). Supervisor: Prof. F. Tomasello

    June 2005: Certificate of “Basic life support & defribillation (BLS-D) executor" issued by the "Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC)" after passing the related theoretical and practical tests (Licence no.: 111212).

    October 2005: Graduation in Medicine and Surgery (Medical Degree), Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome (Italy). Thesis Supervisor: Prof. M. Meglio.

    April 2009: Final Certification of the three-year Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery of the “European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)”.

    November 2009 – April 2010: Clinical Fellowship in “Computer assisted spine surgery” at the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Canton Hospital of Lugano (Switzerland). Supervisors: Prof. R. Renella and Dr. D. Boscherini.

    November 2010: Specialization in Neurosurgery (Recidency in Neurosurgery), Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome (Italy). Thesis Supervisor: Prof. G. Maira.

    August 2012 – February 2013: Reserch Fellowship in Vascular Neurosurgery and Microsurgical Laboratory at the Department of Neurological Surgery of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine – Saint Marys Hospital – Rochester, MN (USA). Supervisor: Prof. G. Lanzino.

    October 2013: Clinical stage in Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery of Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital – Milan (Italy). Supervisor: Prof. M. Cenzato.

    October 2011 – Novembre 2013: PhD academic fellowship in Neurosciences at the Department of Neurosurgery – Catholic Univesity School of Medicine – Rome (Italy). Admission at the final exam that wiill be hold next April 7th 2014. Supervisors: Prof. G. Maira, Dr. A. Puca, Dr. R. Pola.

    Jenuary 2014 – July 2014: Post-doctoral clinical-research fellowship in Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosciences of Padua University. Supervisor: Prof. D. d’Avella.

    August 2014 – October 2014: Consultant Neurosurgeron, Department of Neurosurgery, “Neuromed” Neurological-Neurosurgical Center in Pozzilli (Isernia, Italy). Head: Prof. Vincenzo Esposito.

    Research Interest: My specific fields of interest as regards to spine are: clinical and experimental research on vascular neurosurgery (cavernous angiomas, developmental venous anomalies (DVA), spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF), spinal AVMs), spine tumors, and spine degenerative diseases.

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Maira.2011:  Winner of the “EDUCATT bursary” for the first year of the Ph.D. academic fellowship program, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome (Italy).2012: Winner of the “EDUCATT bursary” for the second year of the Ph.D. academic fellowship program, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome (Italy).2012: Winner of the “GENIUS project” funding sponsored by Catholic University School of Medicine for the research project: ““Genetic polymorphism of the chromosome 9p21 and sporadic brain arteriovenous malformation”. Project head: Dr. R. Pola.2013: Winner of a research funding for collaborating to the PRIN project 2009: “Mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration: validation of the principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP) for cell therapy in a preclinical animal model of disc degeneration”. Project heads: Prof. D. d’Avella (University of Padua) and Prof. V. Denaro (Campus Biomedico University of Rome).2014: Winner of the Junior Research Project bursary for the project “Functional MRI and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for presurgical evaluation and outcome assessment in patients with brain tumors”, at the Department of Neurosciences of Padua University. Supervisor: Prof. D. d’Avella.2014: Winner of University Research Project 2013 funded by University of Padua, for the project: “Cognition for Surgery. Surgery for Cognition. The functional neuroanatomy of calculation”. Ruolo: collaboratore. Principal Investigator: Prof. D. d’Avella.List of Publications: 1.    Cioni B, Meglio M, Sturiale C, Bentivoglio AR, Fasano A, Soleti F, Daini S, Daniele A, Zinno M. Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) for advanced Parkinson disease (PD): long term clinical results. 17th Congress of ESSFN (Montreux 2006). Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2006; 148: I. Impact factor 1,792.    Cioni B, Daini S, Doglietto F, Di Muro L, Sturiale C, Meglio M. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS): a 28 year experience. 17th Congress of ESSFN (Montreux 2006). Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2006; 148: LV. Impact factor 1,793.    Di Rocco C, Massimi L, Tamburrini G, Pettorini BL, Novegno F, Sturiale C, Paternoster G, Caldarelli M. Management of cystic craniopharyngiomas with intra-tumoural INF-α administration: clinical results and surgical techniques. 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK, 9–13 September 2007. Childs Nerv Syst. 2007; 23:1073–1074. Impact factor 1,164.    Pancucci G, Massimi L, Caldarelli M, D'Angelo L, Sturiale C, Tamburrini G, Tufo T, Di Rocco C. [Pediatric craniopharyngioma: long-term results in 61 cases]. Minerva Pediatr. 2007 Jun;59(3):219-31. Impact Factor 0,7235.    Albanese A, Sturiale CL, D'Alessandris QG, Capone G, Maira G. Calcified extra-axial cavernoma involving lower cranial nerves: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2009 Mar;64(3 Suppl):135-6; discussion 136. Impact Factor 3,036.    Massimi L, Battaglia D, Paternoster G, Martinelli D, Sturiale C, Di Rocco C. Segmental spinal myoclonus and metastatic cervical ganglioglioma: an unusual association. J Child Neurol. 2009 Mar;24(3):365-9. Impact Factor 1,677.    Sturiale CL, Mangiola A, Pompucci A, Di Muro L, D'Ercole M, Anile C. Interdural giant dermoid cyst of the petrous apex. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Nov;16(11):1498-502. Epub 2009 Sep 18. Impact Factor 1,328.    Montano N, Sturiale C, Paternoster G, Lauretti L, Fernandez E, Pallini R. Massive ascites as unique sign of shunt infection by Propionibacterium acnes. Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Apr;24(2):221-3. Impact Factor 1,0139.    Sturiale CL, Massimi L, Mangiola A, Pompucci A, Roselli R, Anile C. Sewing needles in the brain: infanticide attempts or accidental insertions? Neurosurgery. 2010 Oct;67(4):E1170-9; discussion E1179. Impact Factor 3,0310.    Sturiale CL, Cioni B, Lucantoni C, Papacci F, De Simone C, Meglio M. Totally intra-axial giant spinal schwannoma with late clinical onset. Spine J. 2010 Nov;10(11):1037. Epub 2010 Sep 22. Impact Factor 2,90211.    Sturiale CL. Significance of dural tail sign in cerebellar stroke. Neurology India 2010 Nov-Dec; 58(6):955-7. Impact Factor 1,0812.    Sturiale CL, Albanese A, Lofrese G, Frassanito P, Sabatino G, Marchese E, Puca A. Pathological enlargement of midbrain Virchow-Robin spaces: a rare cause of obstructive hydrocephalus. Br J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb;25(1):130-1. [Epub 2010 Sep 8.] Impact Factor 1,01313.    Esposito G, Della Pepa GM, Sturiale CL, Gaudino S, Anile C, Pompucci A. Hypertrophic arachnoid granulation of the occipital bone: neuroradiological differential diagnosis. Clin Neuroradiol. 2011 Nov;21(4):239-43. Impact Factor 1,6214.    Esposito G, Albanese A, Sabatino G, Scerrati A, Sturiale C, Pedicelli A, Pilato F, Maira G, Di Lazzaro V. Large middle cerebral artery dissecting aneurysm mimicking hemorrhagic stroke. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Dec;113(10):901-3. Epub 2011 Jun 15. Impact Factor 1,63615.    Sturiale CL, Puca A, Albanese A, Marchese E, Maira G. Internal cerebral veins varix due to midline arteriovenous malformation: how much is the risk of bleeding? Neurological Sciences 2011; 32:1253–1254. Impact Factor 1,516.    Sturiale CL, Sabatino G, Albanese A, Balducci M, Lauriola L, Pennacchia I, Maira G. Subcutaneous malignant melanoma of the scalp surgical flap following brain irradiation for anaplastic astrocytoma. J Neuro-oncology. 2012; 106:203–207. Impact Factor 2,92917.    Sturiale CL, Puca A, Albanese A, Maira G, Colicchio G. A comment on impaired perinidal cerebrovascular reserve in seizure patients with brain arteriovenous malformations. Brain. 2012 Jan;135(Pt 1):e197; author reply e198. Epub 2011 May 26. Impact Factor 10,2318.    Visocchi M*, Sturiale CL*, Esposito G, Maira G. Occipito-cervical instrumentation failure after radio-chemotherapy for axis solitary plasmacytoma. A case-based update. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2012) 22 (Suppl 1):S45–S51. Impact Factor 0,1819.    Sturiale CL, De Bonis P, Rigante L, Calandrelli R, D’Arrigo S, Pompucci A, Mangiola A, D’Apolito G, Colosimo C, Anile C. Do traumatic brain contusions increase in size after decompressive craniectomy? J Neurotrauma. 2012 Dec 10;29(18):2723-6. Impact factor 3,9720.    Sturiale CL, Puca A, Sebastiani P, Gatto I, Di Rocco C, Maira G, Pola R. Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with brain arteriovenous malformations. Where do we stand? Brain. 2013 Feb;136(Pt 2):665-81. Impact Factor 10,2321.    Sturiale CL, Massimi L, Mangiola A, Pompucci A, Roselli R, Anile C. Reply to the Letter to the Editor entitled: "Attempting Homicide by Inserting Sewing Needle into the Brain". Neurosurgery. 2013 Jan;72(1):E144. Impact Factor 3,0322.    Sturiale CL, Puca A, Calandrelli R, D’Arrigo S, Albanese A, Marchese E, Alexandre A, Colosimo C, Maira G. Relevance of bleeding pattern on clinical appearance and outcome in patients with hemorrhagic brain arteriovenous malformations. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Jan 15;324(1-2):118-23. Impact Factor 2,35323.    De Bonis P*, Sturiale CL*, Anile C, Gaudino S, Mangiola A, Martucci M, Colosimo C, Rigante L, Pompucci A. Decompressive craniectomy, interhemispheric hygroma and hydrocephalus: a timeline of events? Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Aug;115(8):1308-12. Impact Factor 1,58124.    Sturiale CL, Rigante L, Puca A, Di Lella G, Albanese A, Marchese E, Di Rocco C, Maira G, Colicchio G. Angioarchitectural features of brain arteriovenous malformations associated with seizures: a single Center retrospective series. EJoN. 2013 May;20(5):849-55. Impact Factor 3,8525.    Sturiale CL, Brinjikji W, Murad MH, Cloft HJ, Kallmes DF, Lanzino G. Endovascular treatment of distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysms: single center experience and a systematic review. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec;34(12):2317-20. Impact Factor 3,6826.    Sturiale CL, Gatto I, Puca A, D’Arrigo S, Giarretta I, Albanese A, Di Rocco C, Maira G, Pola R. Association between the rs1333040 polymorphism on the chromosomal 9p21 locus and sporadic brain arteriovenous malformations. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Sep;84(9):1059-62. Impact Factor 6,43127.    Sturiale CL, Brinjikji W, Murad MH, Lanzino G.  Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms in elderly patients: a systematic review and a meta-analysis. Stroke. 2013 Jul;44(7):1897-902. Impact Factor 6,1528.    d’Avella D, Rossetto M, Denaro L, Sturiale CL. Lateral ventricle's choroid plexus tumors surgery in children: how I do it. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2014 Jan;156(1):211-5. Impact Factor 1,7929.    Sturiale CL, Fontanella MM, Gatto I, Puca A, Giarretta I, D’Arrigo S, Lofrese G, Rainero I, Gallone S, Pinessi L, Ducati A, Maira G, Pola R. Association between polymorphisms rs1333040 and rs7865618 of the chromosome 9p21 and sporadic brain arteriovenous malformations. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 May 7;37(4):290-295. Impact Factor 3,730.    Sturiale CL, Lanzino G. Improving cognitive dysfunction after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jan;83(1):29-31. Impact Factor 2,4231.    Fontanella M, Panciani PP, Spena G, Roca E, Migliorati K, Ambrosi C, Sturiale CL, Retta F. Professional athletes and cerebral cavernomas: an obstacle to overcome. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2015 Sep;55(9):1046-7. Impact Factor 0,7632.    Weinsheimer S, Bendjilali N, Nelson J, Guo DE, Zaroff JG, Sidney S, McCulloch CE, Al-Shahi Salman R, Berg JN, Koeleman BPC, Simon M, Boström A, Fontanella M, Sturiale CL, Pola R, Puca A, Lawton MT, Young WL, Pawlikowska L, Klijn CJM, Kim H, on behalf of the GEN-AVM Consortium. Genome-wide association study of sporadic brain arteriovenous malformations. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2016 Sep;87(9):916-23. Impact Factor 6,43133.    Sturiale CL, Rossetto M, Ermanni M, Volpin F, Baro V, Milanese L, Denaro L, d’Avella D. Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after supratentorial procedures (Part 1): a systematic review. Neurosurg Review. 2016 Oct;39(4):565-73. Impact Factor 2,17634.    Sturiale CL, Rossetto M, Ermanni M, Baro V, Volpin F, Milanese L, Denaro L, d’Avella D. Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after spinal procedures (Part 2): a systematic review. Neurosurg Review. 2016 Jul;39(3):369-76. Impact Factor 2,17635.    Sturiale CL, De Waure C, Della Pepa GM, Calabrò GE, Albanese A, D’Argento F, Fernandez E, Puca A, Pedicelli A, Marchese E. Endovascular treatment of the posterior cerebral artery aneurysms: single center experience and a systematic review. World Neurosurgery 2016 Jul;91:154:62. Impact Factor 2,87836.    Sturiale CL, La Rocca G, Fenandez E, Visocchi M, Puca A, Marchese E, Albanese A. Minipterional craniotomy for treatment of unruptured middle cerebral aneurysms. A single center comparative analysis of safety and efficacy of aneurysm clipping and advantages of reconstruction. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2017;124:93-100. Impact Factor 1,76637.    Signorelli F*, Sturiale CL*, La Rocca G, Albanese A, D’Argento F, Mattogno P, Puca A, Visocchi M, Marchese E, Pedicelli A. Giant basilar artery aneurysm involving the origin of the parent vessels: neck reconstruction with pCONus assisted coiling. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2017;124:129-134. Imact Factor 1,76638.    Della Pepa GM, Parente P, D’Argento G, Pedicelli A, Sturiale CL, Sabatino G, Albanese A, Puca A, Fernandez E, Olivi A, Marchese E. Angio-architectural features of high grade intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: correlation with aggressive clinical presentation and hemorrhagic risk. Neurosurg. 2017 Aug 1;81(2):315-330. Impact Factor 3,62039.    Della Pepa GM, Sabatino G, Peppucci E, Sturiale CL, Albanese A, Puca A, Olivi A, Marchese E, Perotti V. Electrocardiographic-guided technique for placement of ventriculo-atrial shunts: a valid and cost-effective technical simplification. World Neurosurg 2017 [In Press]. Impact Factor 2,87840.    La Pira B*, Sturiale CL*, Della Pepa GM, Albanese A. Surgical approach to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: how I do it. Acta Neurochir 2017 [In Press]. Impact Factor 1,881Book chapter:1.    Sturiale CL, Stifano V, Olivi A. Tumori extra-assiali e metastasi del sistema nervoso centrale. In: NEUROCHIRURGIA: DIECI, Edited by M. M. Fontanella; Ed. Minerva Medica 2017 [In Press].
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