Prof. Salvatore Conticello

Via Bruno Buozzi,5
10121 TORINO, Italy


Biography

Born on 1940 [c’è bisogno di metterlo?].
19.. - Graduated in Medicine at the University of Catania;
19.. - Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology.
19.. - Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Catania.
1980 - Full Professor at the Chair of Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Catania.
1998 - Full Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of the Depart. of Otolaryngology of the University of Torino .
20.. - Emeritus Head of E.N.T. Dept. at the Orbassano-Torino University.

The scientific activity comprises of 300 publications, including reports, books and videotapes, in all fields of the Otorhinolaryngology specialty and sectors associated with it. Special attention was given to research on cancers of the head and neck, on functional surgery and on the immune problems of upper airways.
He is member of several ENT Societies, both italian and foreign. He has been Chairman or Speaker at National and International Meetings.

Teaching activities: He lectures at different National and International courses. He has been in charge for the Specialization Course in Otolaryngology and for other medical Specialities. He has been supervising medical trainees for the Specialization School and for PhD programmes focused on the physiological or the surgical aspects of the Otorhinolaryngology specialty (“histology and physiopathological biology of the labyrinth” and “experimental methods and applications of technology in surgery”

The surgical activities include all areas of ENT and consists of about 25,000 interventions (16,000 as first operator), performed at the ENT Clinics of the University of Catania and Torino. He developed several surgical methods and contributed to modify other ones. In particular, his specific expertises are in different areas: the otologic functional surgery of the middle ear - ossiculoplastic and decompression of facial nerve; the minimally invasive functional approaches of the endoscopic surgery in the sino-nasal area - in particular meatotomy, nasal septum and choanal atresia; the phonosurgery and functional surgery in laryngeal cancers of the glottidis in the laryngeal field.

He was President of several national scientific society: Italian Society of Pediatric ENT (1990 - 92); Italian Society of Phoniatry and Speech Therapy (1993 - 94); Italian University Association of Otolaryngology –AUORL (2003 to 2005); Italian Society of Otolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery.

Research Interest

Otologic functional surgery of the middle ear;
endoscopic surgery in the sino-nasal area;
phonosurgery:
functional surgery in laryngeal cancers.

Scientific Activities

The scientific activity includes:
- 250 publications, including reports, books and videotapes, about all the fields of specialty Otorhinolaryngology and sectors associated with it; special attention was given to research on the head and neck cancers, on functional surgery and on the immune problems of upper airways.
- He is member of several ENT Society and Audiology Society including Italian Society of Otolaryngology, French Society of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of ORL.
- He has been invited for several periods of residence in Europe and the United States;
- He was Chairman or Speaker in National and International Conventions;

Teaching activities:
- He make lessons in different National and International courses;
- He is in charge of the course for the student of Specializing School in Otolaryngology, Audiology, Pediatric Surgery, Gerontology and Geriatrics, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and he make lessons to the Students of the University of Technician of audiometric and hearing and Technical Students of the University of Logopaedia;
- Lessons to Students for Research in “Histology and physiopatological biology of the Labyrinth" and “Experimental Methods and applications of technology in surgery”;

The surgical activities include all areas of ENT and consists of about 25,000 interventions of which 15,000 as first operator, performed at the ENT Clinic of the University of Catania and the University of Torino. He proposed several personal surgical methods and contributed to the innovation of others, in particular specific expertises are to be reported in different areas: the otologic functional surgery of the middle ear through ossiculoplastic and the decompression of facial nerve only by otologic approach; in sino-nasal area the mininvasive functional approaches of the endoscopic surgery, in particular meatotomy, nasal septum and choanal atresia; in the laryngeal field the phonosurgery and functional surgery in laryngeal cancers of the glottidis
In particular Prof. Conticello was assigned by Italian Society of Otolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery to write an Official Relation on Thyroid epithelial benign and malignant neoplasms. This volume is available at www.sioechcf.it/allegati/relazioni_congressi/relazione94.pdf.

He was President of several national scientific society:
- Italian Society of Pediatric ENT (1990 - 92);
- Italian Society of Phoniatry and Logopaedia (1993 - 94);
- Italian University Association of Otolaryngology -AUORL-(2003 to 2005);
- Italian Society of Otolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery (2007 to 2008).

Publications

250 publications, including reports, books and videotapes, about all the fields of specialty Otorhinolaryngology and sectors associated with it; special attention was given to research on the head and neck cancers, on functional surgery and on the immune problems of upper airways.

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