Full Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria
Ospedale di Circolo – viale Borri 57 – I- 21100 Varese
Tel: + 39 0332 278428
Fax: + 39 0332 278588
E-mail: [email protected]
Born in Milan on March 30, 1946. M.D. degree (1971), board certified in Neurosurgery (1975) and in Neurology (1977) at the University of Milan. Clinical Assistant (1972-1986), Clinical Consultant (1986-1998), Head of the Neurosurgical Emergency Unit (1999- Sept 30th, 2001) of the Neurosurgical Department of Milan University. Certified “ contratto” Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Milan from 1985. Fellow in Neurosurgery (Oct 30th, 1984- Sept 30th, 1985) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA). Coordinator of the Italian Study Group on Head Injury from 1994 to 1997. On Oct 31, 2000 qualified at the comparative evaluation for the position of Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Sassari. From Oct 1, 2001 full Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Insubria, Varese. From Oct 15th, 2001 Head of the Neurosurgical Dept Ospedale di Circolo-Fondazione Macchi, Varese. From November 2002 member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery. From March 2004 Director of the Neurosurgical School of Specialty of the University of Insubria. From September 2004 Chief of the Department of Head and Neck Science of the Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi in Varese. From November 2005 member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Neuroncology.
Fellowship at the Department of Neurosurgery University of Pennsylvania, USA Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery and of the Italian Association of Neuroncology Teaching Professor at the Italian Course for Young Neurosurgeons.
Giustino Tomei and his group is involved in the following branches of interest: 1) Experimental model of traumatic brain injury: morphological studies by Corrosion Casting, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Light Microscopy of Blood Brain Barrier Damage. 2)Antiangiogenic experimental therapies (PF-4/CTF; PF4-DLR) studied
on malignant glioma (U-87) in nude mice (In col aboration with the Neurosurgical Dpt. University of Milan) 3) The effect of Baclofen on primary cultures of cortical neurons. 4) Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain: evaluation of c-fos expression in an experimental model of chronic constriction injury (CCI).
and - Professor Neurosurgery ( “a contratto”) at the University of Milan from
1985 to 2001 - Teaching Professor at the School of Specialty of Neurosurgery, University of Milan (1985-2001) - Teaching Professor at the annual Italian Course for young neurosurgeons - Teaching Professor at the School of Medicine , University of Insubria - Director and teaching Professor of the Specialty School of Neurosurgery, University of Insubria
BELLO L, LUCINI V, COSTA F, PLUDERI M, GIUSSANI C, ACERBI F,
CARRABBA G, PANNACCI M, CARONZOLO D, GROSSO S, SHINKARUK S, COLLEONI F, CANRON X, TOMEI G., DELERIS G, BIKFALVI A. (2004). Combinatorial administration of molecules that simultaneously inhibit angiogenesis and invasion leads to increased therapeutic efficacy in mouse models of malignant glioma. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH. vol. 10, pp. 4527-4537 ISSN: 1078-0432. DARIO A, SCAMONI C, PICANO M, CASAGRANDE F, TOMEI G. (2004). Pharmacological complications of the chronic baclofen infusion in the severe spinal spasticity. Personal experience and review of the literature. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES. vol. 48, pp. 177-181 ISSN: 0390-5616. DARIO A, TOMEI G. (2004). A benefit-risk assessment of baclofen in severe spinal spasticity. DRUG SAFETY. vol. 27, pp. 799-818 ISSN: 0114-5916. VILLANI R, TOMEI G. (2004). Lo Spedale di Poveri, the hospital for the poor in Milan: 15th to 20th century. NEUROSURGERY. vol. 55, pp. 756-760 ISSN: 0148-396X. BELLO L, LUCINI V, GIUSSANI C, CARRABBA G, PLUDERI M, SCAGLIONE F, TOMEI G., VILLANI R, BLACK PM, BIKFALVI A, CARROLL RS. (2003). a specific alphavbeta3 integrin inhibitor, reduces glioma growth in vivo. NEUROSURGERY. vol. 52, pp. 177-185 ISSN: 0148-396X D'AVELLA D, SERVADEI F, SCERRATI M, TOMEI G., BRAMBILLA G, MASSARO F, STEFINI R, CRISTOFORI L, CONTI A, CARDALI S, TOMASELLO F. (2003). Traumatic acute subdural haematomas of the posterior fossa: clinicoradiological analysis of 24 patients. ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA. vol. 145, pp. 1037-1044 ISSN: 0001-6268. GIUSSANI C, CARRABBA G, PLUDERI M, LUCINI V, PANNACCI M, CARONZOLO D, COSTA F, MINOTTI M, TOMEI G., VILLANI R,
CARROLL RS, BIKFALVI A, BELLO L. (2003). LOCAL INTRACEREBRAL DELIVERY OF ENDOGENOUS INHIBITORS BY OSMOTIC MINIPUMPS EFFECTIVELY SUPPRESSES GLIOMA GROWTH IN VIVO. CANCER RESEARCH. vol. 12, pp. 2499-2505 ISSN: 0008-5472. SANGIORGI S, PICANO M, MANELLI A, PERON S, TOMEI G., RASPANTI M. (2003). The microvasculature of the lateral choroid plexus in the rat: a scanning electron microscopy study of vascular corrosion casts. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY. vol. 41, pp. 155-160 ISSN: 0924-3860. D'AVELLA D, SCERRATI M, TOMEI G., BRAMBILLA GL, ANGILERI FF, MASSARO F, CRISTOFORI L, TARTARA F, POZZATI E, DELFINI R, TOMASELLO F. (2002). Traumatic intracerebellar hemorrhages: clinicoradiological analysis of 81 cases. NEUROSURGERY. vol. 50, pp. 16-27 ISSN: 0148-396X.
The main topics of interest are head injury, brain tumors and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Since 1996, as coordinator of the Italian Study Group on Head Injury, Giustino Tomei has been involved in the Italian Guide Lines of Head injuries treatment. From 2001 he has been involved in the following study groups: 1) Lombardia group of neuroncology 2) Italian group of neuroncology 3) Italian group on the study of Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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