Doct. Sergio Santamaria Personal Information
Birth: June 28th 1972, in Messina, Italy
Languages: Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Education, academical and professional degrees
1990 High school degree – Liceo Classico “F. Maurolico” in Messina Italy
1996 Degree in Medicine, cum laude(University of Rome, Italy)
1997 Full registration with General Medical Council Italy
2001 Postgraduate board in Maxillo-Facial Surgery, cum laude – University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy
2005 Medical Doctorate in “Cranio-Encephalic Revascularization” – Department of Neurologic Sciences” – University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy
January 9th – July 9th 2003
Visiting Physician and Leading Investigator of a research study of the University of Messina on “Reconstructive Surgery of Oral Cavity with micro-vascular free flaps” developed at Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit – Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
November 1st 2003 – May 1st 2004
Visiting Physician and Leading Investigator of a research study of the University of Messina on “Multidisciplinary Treatment of Malignant Tumours of the Paranasal Sinuses” developed at Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit – Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
October 4th 2002-February 17th 2006
Consultant Surgeon –Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit – University Hospital “G. Martino” – Messina, Italy
February 18th 2006 –August 2006
External Consultant Surgeon for Oncological Desease–Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit – University Hospital “G. Martino” – Messina, Italy
September 2006- till now
Private practice, Maxillo-Facial Surgeon consultant in Rome American Hospital and Centro Diagnostico SPA- Rome
Over the years Doctor Santamaria has explored all branches of maxillo-facial surgery, by performing over 300 maxillo-facial major surgical procedures as team leader,:
Total Neck Dissections: over 50
Complex Oncologic Demolitive Surgery of the Head and Neck: over 50
Complex Reconstructions of the Head and Neck: 105 (25 micro-vascular free flaps and 80 pedicled flaps)
Doctor Santamaria’s activity is mainly focused on the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck malignancies.
He is also regularly involved in multidisciplinary surgical operations in the field of traumatology emergency, surgical management of malformations and oncologic surgery (Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Surgery).
Doctor Santamaria was responsible of the Outpatients Department for the diagnosis and treatment of oncologic oro-cranio-facial diseases at the Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, University Hospital “G. Martino”, Messina, Italy.
Right now Doctor Santamaria works in private practice for the Santamaria’s Associate Medical Center (Ophthalmology&Maxillofacial surgery) in Rome and he is external consultant in several private dental clinic in center and south Italy. He is also referee for the Rome American Hospital and Centro DiagnosticoSPA of Rome.
WORK EXPERIENCES ABROAD
June 1st – December 1st 1999
Visiting physician – Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – New York University – Medical Center (Director: Prof. J.G. McCarthy) – New York, USA
November 1st – December 1st 1999
Visiting Physician – Department of ORL and Head and Neck Surgery – University of California- San Francisco Clinical Cancer Center (Director Prof. R. Jackler) – San Francisco, USA
November 1st – November 21st 1999
Participant in an international Short-Term Mobility Program promoted and funded by the National Research Council (NRC) on “Employment of microsurgical free flaps in the surgical treatment of head and neck tumours” – Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – University of California- San Francisco Clinical Cancer Center (Director: Prof. R. Jackler)
-European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
-Italian Society of Maxillo-Facial Surgery (S.I.C.M.F)
From 2004 to 2006:
University Professor – degree course in Physiotherapy – Maxillo-Facial Surgery – University of Messina, Italy.
From 2004 to 2005
Member of the teaching staff of the doctorate in “Dentistry Techniques of Prosthetic Implantation” – University of Messina, Italy.
From 2005 to 2006
Member of the teaching staff of the doctorate in “Diagnosis and therapy of Cranio-Facial Malformations” – University of Messina, Italy.
Doctor Santamaria was Tutor of the students of the University of Medicine of Messina, Italy.
CURRENT RESEARCH FIELDS OF INTEREST
-Oral implantology and pre-implatologic surgery
-Oro-maxillo-facial reconstructive surgery
– Head and neck cancer
SELECTED PUBMED PUBLICATIONS
MATTAVELLI F, BOMBARDIERI E, COLLINI P, COSTA L, PIZZI N, FALLAHADAR D, PENNACCHIOLI E, SANTAMARIA S, CASCINELLI N.
Role of surgery in treatment of advanced differentiated thyroid carcinomas. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2007 Apr;27(2):62-7.
CASCONE P, SANTAMARIA S, MERCURIO A, POLITO E. (2004) The use of the neuronavigator in the orbital surgery of a rare case of Rosai-Dorfman disease. J Craniofac Surg. Jul;15(4):651-4.
BECELLI R, SALTAREL A, SANTAMARIA S, MASTELLONE P, GWANMESIA I, CIANFRONE F,
FRATI R. (2004) A case report of osteochondroma of the fronto-temporo-sphenoidal suture. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. Mar;23(1):147-51.
MATTAVELLI F, SEREGNI E, COLLINI P, PASINI B, AIELLO A, BARBACCIA C, BIMBI G, RICCIO S, SANTAMARIA S. (2003) Prophylactic thyroidectomy in MEN 2A sindrome.TUMORI vol. 89- n°5 Sept.-Oct, pp 553-555.
RICCIO S, COLOMBO S, SANTAMARIA S., SPUNTARELLI G, CANTÙ G. (2003). Resezioni cranio-facciali anteriori per neoplasie maligne. TUMORI. vol. 89- n°3 May-June, pp. 144-5 ISSN: 0300-8916. supplement.
BECELLI R, SANTAMARIA S, SALTAREL A, CARBONI A, IANNETTI G. (2002). Endo-orbital osteoma: two case reports. JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. vol. Jul;13(4), pp. 493-6 ISSN: 1049-2275.
VALENTINI V, VENTUCCI E, SANTAMARIA S, FABIANI F, NICOLAI G, IANNETTI G. (2001). Microsurgical mandibular reconstruction with fibula free transfert” European Plastic Surgery Review. EUROPEAN PLASTIC SURGERY REVIEW. vol. year 4, n° 7, July.
VALENTINI V, SANTAMARIA S, CARBONI A, AGRILLO A, FABIANI F. (2001). Approccio transmandibolare alla III zona dell’arteria carotide interna. ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. vol. LXXII, supplemento 1, pp. 131 ISSN: 0003-469X.
CANTÙ G, SOLERO C, MATTAVELLI F, PIZZI N, SALVATORI P, VALENTINI V, SANTAMARIA S, BARBERI F, RICCIO S. (2000). Resezione cranio-facciale anteriore per tumori maligni: esperienza di 200 casi. ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA. vol. 20, pp. 91-99.
DE PONTE FS, BOTTINI DJ, BRUNELLI A, SANTAMARIA S, IANNETTI P, IANNETTI G. (1997). Approccio interdisciplinare e Chirurgia Intercettiva nella Trigonocefalia. MINERVA PEDIATRICA. vol. 49, n° 3, pp. 93-99.