New York – he was held on December 9 at the Star Room of the restaurant Le Cirque in Manhattan breakfast organized by GEI in honor of Dr. Antonio Bernardo, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Laboratory for Innovative Surgery Microsurgery of the skull Weill Cornell Medical College.
The GEI, Italian Representatives Group, for years combines the most authoritative representatives of Italian companies in America, and this time wanted to reward with “GEI Friendship Award” Dr. Bernardo, in recognition of his incredible career in scientific research.
At the luncheon it was attended by many prominent figures in business, finance, diplomatic corps and the press. Among them, Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy, Inigo Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy, Hon. Daniel Nigro, Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, Joseph Perella, Finance of Perella Weinberg Partners, Eugene Nardelli, Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Giorgio Van Straten, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute.
The president of the GEI, Lucio Caputo, introduced Dr. Antonio Bernardo, telling his career, full of successes and awards.
Dr. Bernardo is widely known of its research in the field of Neurosurgery, of which it became a pioneer thanks to the use of 3D technology. After years of professional growth alongside leading neurosurgeons in the world, it is now universally recognized for its important achievements in the field.
He graduated in Medicine at the University Federico II of Naples, with honors, completing his specialization in Neurosurgery and following the Western General Hospital / University of Edinburgh.
In 2000, Dr. Bernard becomes Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Innovative Surgery Laboratory of the skull at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Here, he will come to hold the current position at the Weill Cornell Medical College. His research involves surgery of the skull, cerebrovascular surgery, and the application of virtual reality in medicine.
He also developed, in these years of research, a three-dimensional simulator of surgery as a methodology to teach surgeons how to operate at the level of the skull.The project, called Interactive Virtual Dissection, includes examinations of corpses, 3D views, and computer simulations that teach surgical procedures.
His clinical experience is confirmed by his numerous academic commitments, by the extensive period of teaching, finally from its large collection of scientific publications. Dr. Bernardo has trained so far over 4,000 neurosurgeons during his skull surgery, and 45 former students have become part of his current research team. To date, Dr. Bernard is a consultant neurosurgeon in many countries of the world.
President Caputo wanted to emphasize the importance of the fact that an Italian doctor has done so well also recognize the most prestigious American institutions, such as the Weill Cornell Medical College, who specifically for him has created a high-tech testing center.
Caputo also announced that Dr. Bernardo will be the guest of honor at the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony dell’ASILM next February, during which will be awarded the Grand Award of Merit.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Antonio Bernardo, emphasized how important it was for him an Italian feel in your heart and passions, but with a great curiosity that since always prompted him to travel the world, with the aim only to refine its research and its scientific study.