Prof Dr. Catena is currently Chief of the Department of Emergency Surgery at Parma University Hospital, having graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is also General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and Director of the WSES Educational Program.
Consultant General Surgeon, Department of Surgery
St. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital,University of Bologna Italy
He is Editor in Chief of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery,
Former Editor of European Surgical Research,
Editor Open Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery Journal,
Editor World Journal of Gastroenterology,
Editor of the Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery,
Editor Global Journal of Surgery,
Editor African Journal of Emergency Medicine and Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
He attended more than 200 national and international Congress and 34 Postgraduate Courses.
Dr. Catena was invited speaker in 96 national and international Congress and chairman in 54 national and international Congress; he was also teacher in 42 Postgraduate Courses.
He organized 35 national- international Congress and Postgraduate Courses.
He was contract Professor of the School of Specialization in General Surgery of Bologna University and Surgical Instructor for Residents in General Surgery.
He is contract Professor in Emergency Surgery of the School of Specialization in Orthopedics of Bologna University.
He performed 7 Surgical Stages in Foreign Countries.
He is member of 21 National and International Scientific Societies,
Past President of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons,
General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery,
Member of the Excutive Committee of the Italian Society of Digestive Pathology
President of European Society of Young Surgeons/ European College of Surgeons.
He wrote about 450 scientific papers, 10 book chapters and 3 Books (one Emergency Surgery Manual).
Dr. Catena won 13 national and international scientific prizes.
He performed more the 1400 medium-high level surgical procedures.
Interested in colorectal surgery, emergency surgery, hernia surgery, kidney transplantation, sarcoma and carcinomatosis and mininvasive surgery.