Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

Senior House Officer of Plastic Surgery, S. Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Director of the Division of Pediatric Burns, Burns Center, S. Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University of “Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italy.

Fellow of SICPRE
Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Fellow of ACPIC
Society of Plastic Surgeons of Central Italy

Dr. Gaetano Esposito was born in Naples, on August 3rd, 1951. He attended junior high school at “G.M. Bianchi” Institute, and high school at “San Giuseppe Colasanzio” Institute, in Naples. In 1970 he got a diploma in classical studies at Liceo Classico Statale “G. De Bottis” in Torre del Greco (Naples).

On November 11th, 1977 he graduated at the University of Naples ‘Federico Ii’ Medical School as Medical Doctor, with a thesis on “Electrocution: Clinics and Therapy”, afterwards published as a monography.

He attended the professorship of Surgical Semeiotics, directed by Prof. Francesco Mazzeo, University of Naples Medical School, from March 25th, 1975 to November 4th, 1977 as intern student, and from November 5th 1977 to November 4th 1981 as intern doctor.

During that period, besides General Surgery, he particularly devoted himself to the field of Reconstructive Surgery, working with Prof. Alberto Scrocca.

Studies and researches performed at Surgical Semeiotics produced some scientific papers, published in national journals. On February 1978 he was intern for one month at the Division of Plastic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand, Ospedale Civile di Legnano, directed by Prof. Ezio Morelli.

From March 1st, 1978 to August 8th, 1978 he attended a practical training at the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Center of Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, directed by Prof. Luigi Donati, achieving an excellent final mark.

After such a training, and after the Public Competition for two places as Plastic Surgery Assistant at Ospedale Regionale V. Fazzi, Lecce, Dr. Esposito obtained the professional qualification of Assistant in Plastic Surgery.

From May 1st, 1979 to December 31st, 1980 he attended the Unit of Plastic Surgery at Ospedale dei Pellegrini, Naples, directed by Prof. Manfredi Tramontano, specially devoting himself to the therapy of burn injuries.

From November 1st, 1979 to November 31st, 1980 he trained in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation at Ospedale SS. Annunziata, Naples, to improve his skills in the therapy of burns, also obtaining the professional qualification as Assistant in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation.

On July 15th, 1981 he post-graduated in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the School of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, directed by Prof. Guido Radici, University of Milan. .

During the post-graduation school, from 1978 to 1981, he trained at the Division of Plastic Surgery of the Cancer Institute of Milan (Prof. G. Lovo); at Ospedale di Niguarda (Prof. L. Donati); at Ospedale Civile of Monza (Prof. E. Caronni). On March 1981 he was intern for one month at the Burns Center (Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Center) of the “Ciudad Sanitaria de la Seguridad Social Francisco Franco”, Barcelona, Spain, directed by Prof. Jose Antonio Banuelos Roda.

From November 1971 to December 1985 he attended – as a volunteer up to May 1984, and thereafter as a contract doctor – the Professorship of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the University of Naples Medical School, directed by Prof. Nicolò Scuderi.

During this period he studied and researched in very important areas of the discipline, publishing papers and actively participating at scientific meetings of the field.

He actively contributed to the monography “Plastic Surgery” [Ed. PICCIN, Padua, 1985], by Prof. Nicolò Scuderi, and to the Italian edition of Volume II of “Surgical Treatment of Facial Trauma”, Kazanjan et Converse [Ed. PICCIN, Padua 1988].

During the “Spring Symposium”, in 1983, he was appointed member of the Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

From June 1987 he was member of the International Society for Burn Injuries.

From December 19th, 1985 to August 31st, 1991 he worked as Hospital assistant of Plastic Sugery, at the Division of Morphofunctional Rehabilitation, at the Rehabilitation Medical Center of Campoli M.T. I.R.C.C.S, Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro of Pavia, under the supervision of Prof. Nicolò Scuderi, Director of the Chair of Plastic Surgery at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
From September 1st, 1991 to December 30th, 1993 he worked as Primary of the Division.

During those years he mostly devoted himself to assistance and research in the field of rehabilitation as regard to the problems of patients with burn injuries, with decubitus ulcers and affected by obesity. He was particularly interested in the Instrumental Semiology of Hypertrophic Scars and Tissue Expansion. Such scientific activity has produced papers and communications at many national and international symposia, and many published papers on national and international journals.

In the field of surgical therapy of decubitus ulcers he developed new personal techniques, which results were published on peer-reviewed international journals, such as “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, “Scandinavian Journal of Plastic Surgery”, etc. These published papers were widely quoted in the international literature.

From April 27th, 1991 to May 10th, 1991 he was at the Clinic of Plastic Surgery in Brno, directed by Prof. Barinka, where he attended the “6th International Course on Muscolocutaneous Flaps Dissection”

From August 24th to October 14th, 1992; from December 12th to 25th, 1992; from January 18th to March 4th, and from June 11th to August 5th 1993 he directed the Burns Center at Ospedale Neves Bendinha in Luanda, Angola, within the international cooperation health project “Burned war victims in Angola”, funded by EEC and run by the International Center of Cooperation to Development.

On December 31th, 1993 he has been employed by the USL RM/7, as ‘Aiuto ospedaliero’, at the Burns Center of the Ospedale S.Eugenio, where he works until as Director of the Pediatric Burns Unit.

On June 1995 he attended a training at the Burns Center of the “Centre Hospitalier St. Joseph & St. Luc”, Lyon, France.

In the academic year 1995-96, he teached at the School of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Tor Vergata, Rome.

He actively participated to the activities aimed to the the quality improvement (VRQ), attending many up-dating courses organized by the ASL Roma C.

On 31/12/1993 he was hired by the USL RM / 7 current Roma C,as “Aiuto corresponsabile” at the Burn Centre S.Eugenio Hospital and after manager of U.Org. Large Pediatric Burn
In June 1995 he carried out a “stage” at the Burn Centre of the “Centre Hospitalier St Joseph & St Luc in Lyon.

In the academic year 1995-96 he received a teaching position at the Postgraduate School of Plastic Surgery at the University of Tor Vergata of Rome.

He participated actively in the activities concerning the improvement of quality (VRQ) actively participating in numerous training courses on this issue organized by the ASL Roma C.

It was part of the Group for the Improvement of the quality in Artificial Nutrition and Nutritional Team of S. Eugenio Hospital.

From October 1999 to February 2009 he was appointed manager of U.Org. Large Burns Pediatric Burn Centre of Rome.

From February 2009 to June 2011 he was given the responsibility of the therapy of burn of the AS Large Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital S.Eugenio Rome.

From June 2011 until March 31, 2013, when he opted for early retirement, he held the position of IP UOSD Ambulatory Surgical Presidium Integrated St. Catherine Rose – Rome

And ‘member of the European Club for Paediatric Burn.

It was part of the referees of the Ministry of Health for the allocation of scores CME educational events of Plastic Surgery.

It has held the positions of:

Board member of SICPRE the Italian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Reconstruttiva Surgery

Board member of the Italian Society SIUst Burns

Board member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Central ACPIC

It ‘was corporate secretary of the UIL medical ASL RMC

He currently holds the position of Manager for Information ACPIC Association of Plastic Surgeons of Central Italy

He founded the Association for Children Onlus Asso.B.Us Burns

And ‘vice-president and co-founder of the non-profit organization OCTOPUS (CONFEDERATION OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF BURN PATIENTS)

He is the author of more than 200 printed publications on topics of Plastic Surgery of which about 50 international journals, some of which have collected numerous citations verifiable at the address .
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