Enrico Tessitore, born on 19.06.1972 in Italy, has obtained his Medical Degree at Second University of Naples (Italy) in 1996 and he has completed his neurosurgical residency in 2001 at the same University.
He has been working in Geneva since October 2001, first as chief resident and then as an Attending Neurosurgeon. Now, he serves as Deputy Chairman and he is the Responsible for spine surgery in the same Unit. Given his interest on spinal tumors, he has been appointed Director of Geneva HUG Cancer Center in December 2019.
He has focused his clinical and scientific interest on the field of spine surgery.
He has published more than 70 papers on peer-reviewed journals, mainly on spinal topics. He has been invited as speaker and chairman at several National and International Congresses.
He has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal Acta Neurochirurgica, and he is in the advisory board of European Spine Journal and Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences.
His clinical research focuses on cranio-vertebral junction, cervical myelopathy, robotic spine surgery, and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. He has been main Editor of the book “Surgery of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction”, published by Springer in December 2019.
He is appointed in July 2020 Associate Professor in Neurosurgery at the University of Geneva. He’s involved in pre graduate teaching at the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva since 2005. He is also involved in post-graduate teaching at European level (EANS, AO Spine, Eurospine), by organizing and leading hands-on courses on spinal surgical techniques. He is member of Eurospine EduCom board.
Since the beginning of his career, he has operated on more than 4000 patients, mainly for spinal pathologies (traumatic, tumoral and degenerative). He has developed particular skills and competences in surgical procedures as: surgery at cranio-vertebral junction, robotic spine surgery, adult deformity surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.