PAPILLON COURSE on THYROID ULTRASOUND
Scientific Director of the Regina Apostolorum Hospital in Albano, Rome, and Consultant endocrinologist in the same Institution.
Lecturer of Endocrinology at the Postgraduate Medical School of the Catholic University of Rome.
Past President of the Italian AACE Chapter and Past President of the Italian Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Italian Representative at the European Board of Endocrinology (UEMS).
Fellow, American College of Endocrinology.
The scientific contributions, covering >100 original manuscripts, textbook chapters and Italian and International Guidelines, fall mainly in the following areas:
Ultrasound (US) assessment of thyroid gland
From 1990s, EP proposed this technique as a major diagnostic tool for thyroid nodules and defined the main US risk features for thyroid malignancy.
Minimally invasive treatments for thyroid lesions and endocrine tumors
EP pioneered thyroid interventional procedures and his work has been pivotal in image-guided thermal therapy of benign thyroid nodules and nonsurgical management of thyroid malignancy.