Curriculum Vitae English

PERSONAL DATA

Born 19th March 1964, Alessandria, Italy.

Address: Strada Rizza 1212, Pavia 27100, Italy

E-mail: lozzaneurologia@gmail.com

Member of the Medical Council of the Province of Alessandria, Italy, since 1990, registration number 3801

Member of the Italian Society of Neurology

Member of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

Member of the Francophone Society of Electromyography

Member of the International Board on the new indications for the use of botulinum toxin in the treatment of sialorrhea since 2018

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1st January 2019 – present: Private Consultant and Scientific Advisor, Adjunct Professor at the universities of Milan, Pavia and Sassari

December 2019 – present: Consultant at the Amyloidosis Centre, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia

 

 

2017-2018 academic year – present:

Adjunct Professor, University of Milan:

Postgraduate School of Maxillo-Facial Surgery – “Neurology” teaching course

2017-2018 academic year – present :

Adjunct Professor, University of Sassari:

Postgraduate School of Oral Surgery – “Neurology” teaching course

2006-2007 academic year – present:

Adjunct Professor, University of Pavia:

Postgraduate School of Neurology, teaching of “Transcranial Stimulation Techniques”

Teaching of “Pathophysiology of the coma and EEG coma recording techniques” and thesis supervisor for Neurophysiopathological Techniques degree course

Research activity (selection):

– 2019 – present: Scientific Advisor for the Research and Development department, Spes Medica, Genoa, Italy.

– 2018 – present: Consultant at the Amyloidosis Centre, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, for the neurological and electromyographic longitudinal evaluation of the patients involved in experimental therapeutic protocols (Prof. Giampaolo Merlini, University of Pavia)

– 2012 – present: Collaboration with the Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, Ospedale Santi Paolo e Carlo, University of Milan (Director: Prof. Federico Biglioli)

– 2010-2012 – Scientific director for “Longitudinal neurophysiological evaluation of congenital and acquired paralysis of the VII cranial nerve with resuscitation surgery using the trigeminal branch – masseteric nerve”, a research project (lead researcher from the University of Pavia: Prof. Arrigo Moglia) in collaboration with the University of Milan (Prof. Federico Biglioli)

Diagnostic Activity (selection)

– Neurophysiological diagnostics (ENG/EMG, evoked potentials, reflexology)

– ENG/EMG of cranial nerves and for botulinum toxin therapy with EMG and ultrasound guidance

– Consulting at the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia for ENG/EMG and EEG diagnosis in the emergency, intensive care, paediatrics, ENT and neurosurgical departments

– Member of the Commission for the Determination of Brain Death

– Consultancy for neurological patients in the hospitals of Lombardy and Piedmont

Teaching Activity (selection)

– Training course in neurorehabilitation (University of Pavia) – “Neurophysiological evaluation in spinal cord injuries”, 1992/1993 academic year

– Postgraduate School of Neuroscience, University of Maastricht, Netherlands – “Blink reflex in cluster headache”, 1995

– Postgraduate School of Neurology (University of Liege, Belgium) – “Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies”, 1995

– XVI EMG Training Course (University of Ferrara) – “EMG Study of the Facial Nerve”, 1996

– Advanced master’s course on extrapyramidal diseases (C. Mondino University of Pavia Neurological Institute) – “Neurophysiological examinations in extrapyramidal diseases”, 1997

– PATATRAC Project (TAC Telematic Transmission) – Presentation, Piedmont Region, Turin, 2001

– Italian Society of Neurology (SIN – Piedmont), Castello di Rivoli (TO) – “Neurophysiological evaluation of the nervous vegetative system”, 2002

– Intensive course on neuropathic pain in the elderly (University of Novara) – “Clinical and instrumental evaluation of nociceptive and neuropathic pain”, 2003

– Intensive course on pain in neoplastic patients (Genoa, promoted by Pfizer) – “Neurophysiological examinations in chronic pain”, 2003

– Intensive course on carpal tunnel syndrome (Ospedale Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria) – “Neurophysiological examinations in carpal tunnel syndrome”, 2004

– “Consensus conference” on neuropathic pain (University of Genoa) – “Neurophysiological exams in pain”, 2004

– Tenth Antonio Arrigo Prize (University of Pavia) – “Transcranial magnetic stimulation in motor disorders”, 2004

– Lectures on various topics for the ECM Training Courses during the Academic Seminars at the Casimiro Mondino Neurological Institute IRCCS, including: “ENG/EMG diagnosis in genetic neuropathies”, “ENG/EMG diagnosis in muscular diseases”, “Special ENG/EMG techniques”, ”Neuromuscular transmission: instrumental diagnosis“, “Botulinum toxin therapy with EMG guidance“, “Functional reconstruction of cranial nerves“ (2006-2018 academic years)

– Responsible for the Atéliers Pratiques for the Francophone Society of Electromyography: 2010 Lyon (ENG/EMG of the leg and foot), 2012 Marseille (ENG/EMG of the cranial nerves), 2014 St. Etienne (The shoulder, a complex crossroads), 2016 Strasbourg (ENG/EMG of the leg and foot), 2018 Paris (ENG/EMG of the facial nerve and trigeminal nerve)

– Conferences on the functional reconstruction of the trigeminal and facial nerves at the Ospedale Santi Paolo e Carlo, University of Milan, “Neurophysiological evaluation of nerve damage and functional reconstruction”, 2013-2018 academic years

– International Congress of Aesthetic Medicine, University of Warsaw, “How Neurology and Aesthetic Medicine complement one another in the treatment of the face with botulinum toxin”, Warsaw 2018

– Uruguay Neurological Society – Inter-American Congress, “Neurophysiological evaluation of the cranial district”, “Neurophysiological evaluation of the perineal district”, “Botulinum toxin therapy of the cranial district”, Salto 2017

– Chinese Society of Neurophysiology, National Congress of Electromyography, “Expert Corner”, Chengdu 2018

– Conference “Treatment of nerve damage in the oral cavity and face”, “Neurophysiological evaluation of nerve damage and functional reconstruction”, University of Sassari 2018

– Venice AITEB Congress “Botulinum toxin in facial paralysis”, Venice 2018

– International Board on the new indications for botulinum toxin in the treatment of sialorrhea, Frankfurt 2018

PROFESSIONAL ROLES (1994-2018)

July 2005 – December 2018:

Senior Consultant, Neurophysiopathology Complex Operational Unit – Electromyography Service (EMG)

Casimiro Mondino Neurological Institute IRCCS, Pavia

– Neurophysiological diagnosis and botulinum toxin therapy work

– Consultancy for the intensive care and paediatric units

– Consultancy and availability for neurological diseases

– On call for Brain Death diagnosis

April 2002-June 2005

Senior Consultant, Neurology Complex Operational Unit,  Ospedale Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria

Activities performed:

– Head of the Neuropathy/Myopathies Outpatient Department

– Neurophysiological diagnosis and botulinum toxin therapy work

– Consultancy for the traumatology and intensive care units

– Consultancy and availability for neurological diseases

February 1999-March 2002

Senior Consultant, Neurology Complex Operational Unit, Ospedale San Giacomo, ASL 22, Novi Ligure (Alessandria)

Activities performed:

– Referent for electromyographic diagnostics for outpatient and inpatient patients

– Head of Neuropathy/Myopathies Surgery

– Head of the Day Hospital for botulinum toxin therapy

– Responsible for the development and use of the computerised PATATRAC system (electronic management and transmission of TAC for cranial traumas).

February 1996 – January 1999

Research Assistant, Neurophysiopathology Complex Operational Unit – Electromyography Service (EMG) – Casimiro Mondino Neurological Institute IRCCS, Pavia

Activities performed:

– Research for the project “Law n. 578 regulating the diagnosis of brain death and the possibility of its application in the Province of Pavia”

– EMG/ENG diagnostic advice for patients

– Adjunct Professor at the Postgraduate School of Neurology, University of Pavia

– Adjunct Professor at the Postgraduate School of Neurophysiopathology, University of Pavia

– Adjunct Professor at the School of Neurophysiological Techniques, University of Pavia

October 1994 – December 1995

Researcher in the Department of Neurology, University of Liege – Hôpital de la Citadelle, Liège, Belgium

Activities performed:

– Research for the CEE project “TREAD: Technology for rehabilitation and autonomy of the motor disabled” (Supervisor: Prof. Paul Jean Delwaide, University of Liège)

– Clinical and neurophysiological studies in pyramidal, extrapyramidal and chronic pain, especially in the cranial field

– Diagnostic consultant in the ENG/EMG laboratory and in the activities of the clinical unit

GENERAL SKILLS

As a physician and clinical neurologist:

– Diagnosis and therapy, including internal conditions, with emergency experience in the field (medical clinic) and with particular regard for foreign patients

– Diagnostic activity and treatment of outpatients and patients suffering from neurological diseases

– Specialist advisor for the emergency and intensive care units.

SPECIFIC SKILLS

As a neurologist with substantial experience in the neurophysiological field:

– Daily practice, including “special examinations” such as single fibre EMG, vocal cords, cranial nerves, perineal region

– EEG, evoked potentials, study of cranial and spinal reflexes

– Botulinum toxin therapy, including with EMG guidance for special muscles (facial muscles) and conditions such as dysphonia, dysphagia and sialorrhea

– Day Hospital management for botulinum toxin therapy and neuromuscular diseases

– Particular experience using ENG/EMG and EEG in intensive care units, with traumatised patients and paediatric patients

– Application of neurophysiological techniques in the field of research

– Tutor for students and doctors for advanced neurophysiological exams

– Scientific consultant for industries specialising in ENG/EMG machines and materials (electrodes, needles, materials for operation monitoring) and for the design of new instruments

– Work as a consultant in interdisciplinary health centres and for medical/legal advice (court-appointed expert witness, ex parte expert witness)

LANGUAGES

Italian (mother tongue)

English (C1: certificate issued by the University of Pavia, 2017)

French (B2: work experience and teaching in French-speaking countries)

Spanish (B1: work experience and teaching in Spanish-speaking countries)

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Postgraduate School of Neurology, University of Pavia

Specialist in Neurology, 50/50 cum laude (July 1994)

Thesis title: “Evaluation of exteroceptive reflexes in myelolesions”.

Current research scholarship holder for the years of specialisation.

1991 Advanced course in EMG/ENG, Lido Delle Nazioni, University of Ferrara and Pavia.

1993 Advanced course in EEG, Gargnano, University of Milan.

Degree course in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pavia

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, 110/110 cum laude (March 1990)

Thesis title: “The nociceptive reflexes of flexion and their variations in relation to age. An electrophysiological study in young adults and school-aged children” Supervisor: Prof. Arrigo Moglia.

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Last updated: 19th May 2020.