Training and Education
Classical High School Diploma with a grade of 60/60
Degree in Medicine and Surgery on July 22, 1982 with a grade of 110/110 (honors) from “La Sapienza” University in Rome.
Master Degree in Otorhinolaryngology and Cervical Facial Surgery on July 17, 1985 with a grade of 70/70 (honors) from the “La Sapienza” University in Rome.
From 1999-2004, Otorhinolaryngology and Microsurgery of the Skull Base Department Director at the Desenzano del Garda Hospital.
From 2004—present, Otorhinolaryngology and Microsurgery of the Skull Base Department Director at the Unified Hospitals of Bergamo.
Member of the Executive Board of the ESBS (European Skull Base Society).
Chairman of the Educational Committee of the WFSBS (World Federation Skull Base Societies).
He is currently President of the AOOI (Italian Association of Hospital Otolaryngologists).
ProfessorshipsGOFAP (Permanent Training Hospital Group) PROFESSOR, 1987-1992
Otorhinolaryngology Professor at the Night School of Nursing, 1990-1992
PROFESSOR at the Resident Program “Petrous Bone and Skull Base CT Scan” at the University of Chieti, 1993
PROFESSOR for the course in “Surgical Anatomy and Dissection of the Temporal Bone,” Bassini Hospital in Milan, 1994
GOFAP PROFESSOR FOR SKULL BASE ONCOLOGY SURGERY at the Institute for Tumors, Milan, 1995-1997
PROFESSOR of Temporal Bone Surgery at the ULB of Brussels, 2000
Member elected at the S.I.B. (Italian Skull Base Society), 1996-2001
DIRECTOR of the Residency Program “Surgical Techniques for Chronic Otitis” at the Bergamo Otorhinolaryngology Department
DIRECTOR from 2006 to present of the Skull Base Project, “Surgical Anatomy and Operations” at the University of Nice
Renewable contract, starting in February 2009, as Teaching Professor in “Microsurgery of the Ear” at the School of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pavia
General Secretary elected of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies 2012-2016
Skull Base Surgery Consultant at the Besta Neurological Institute Milano since 2011.
Scientific WorkPresented and spoken at numerous national and international scientific venues.
Official Speaker for the A00I with the report, “Rhinobase Tumors,” in 2003.
Keynote Speaker at the Conference of the Royal College of Surgeons, Brisbane (Australia) in 2003 presenting four key presentations.
Keynote Speaker at the National ASHONS Conference (Australia) with four speeches on skull base and facial bone oncology in 2003.
Participant as Official Faculty at the 4th World Congress of the International Society of Skull Base Surgery in Sydney in 2004.
Invited Speaker at the Congresso EUFOS Rodi (Greece) in 2004.
Special Guest at the “Temporal Bone Dissection Course” at St. Vincent Hospital in Sydney in 2005.
Keynote Speaker at the “Anterior Skull Base Surgery” Course in Brisbane (Australia) in 2007.
Lecturer at the Royal Society of Medicine (Member), speaking on “Surgical Problems in Management of Temporal Bone Carcinomas” in 2007.
Invited Speaker at the Annual NASBS Conference (North American Skull Base Society) in Vancouver in 2008.
Keynote Speaker at the EAORL (European Academy of ORL) in Mannheim and the IFOS Conference (International Federations of ORL Societies) in San Paolo, Brazil in 2009.
Teacher at the “Anterior Skull Base Endoscopic Course” at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Brisbane(QLD)June 2009. Honoured Guest at the “Addenbrook’s Skull base meeting” at the Addenbrook’s University Hospital Cambridge UK 2010. Honoured Guest at the “First Delta Nile ENT Congress” Il Cairo January 2010.
Invited Speaker at the EANS (European Academy of Neurosurgery) October 2011.
Invited Speaker at the Annual Congress of the NASBS (North American Skull Base Society) 2012 in Las vegas.
Honour Guest at the Annulal ISOCON (Indian Society of Otology and neurotology) 2012 November Kolkata.
Written 45 articles in national and international publications reviewed on Med-Line.
Authored 8 chapters in textbooks on ORL surgical and microsurgery problems.
Member of the Editorial Board for the Skull Base Surgery Magazine and the Acta Otorinolaringologica Italica Magazine.
SkillsFocused on the field of otologic and neurotologic microsurgery with particular focus on the microsurgery of the middle ear, benign and malignant microsurgery of the skull base and posterior cranial fossa.
Studied the problems of using the transfacial approach to reach malignant tumors in the facial skeleton with endoscopic microsurgery.
Worked for more than ten years to perfect reconstructive techniques for the cranial nerves via nerve grafts and microsurgical anastomosis, reconstructive techniques via pedicled and free microvascularized flaps in the oncological demolition of the oral cavity and neck.
Undergone training at renowned international institutes to further study otologic and neurotologic problems, including the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix (AZ) with Prof. Robert Spetzler in 1993 and 1996, the ORL Clinic at the University of Zurich with Prof. Ugo Fisch in 1991 and the Skull Base Surgery Center in Charlottesville, Virginia 1991.
Specifically trained in treating salivary gland pathologies, oral cavity neoplasties and the related reconstructive techniques as well as the surgical techniques to treat cancer of the larynx and hypopharynx.
Part of a Regional Commission to Create a Network to Study and Prevent Infant Deafness: Auditory Network in 2003.
ReferencesProvided upon request.
Good written and spoken English.
Recent Publications1. A case of cervical metastasis from temporal bone carcinoid R. Pellini, M Ruggieri, B.Pichi, R.Covello, G.Danesi, G. Spriano Head and Neck, July 2005.
2. Petrous apex aracnoid cyst: a case report and review of the literature. V. Achilli, G.Danesi, L.Caverni,M. Richichi. Acta ORL Italica 2005
3. Salvage surgery for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma: G. Danesi, E. Zanoletti, A. Mazzoni, Skull Base surgery 2007
4. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: evaluation and surgical management of advanced disease. G. Danesi, D. Panciera, R. Harvey,C.Agostinis. Otolaryngology head and neck surgery 2008, 138, 581-586
5. Nodal disease in squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone. Acta Otolaryngologica scandinava.
6. Temporal Bone squamous cell carcinoma. Neurotology.