Franco Servadei, MD, attended University of Bologna School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Modena. He completed a post-graduate fellowship at Karolinska University in Stockholm and completed further training at Royal Hallamshire Hospital and University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom (UK). In 1985, Dr. Servadei earned his The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) Training Certificate and became staff neurosurgeon at Bellaria Hospital, Bologna. His other hospital appointments include director of neurotrauma and emergency care at Bufalini Hospital Cesena (1998-2007), director of neurosurgery-neurotraumatology at University Hospitals of Parma and Reggio Emilia, Italy (2007-2016) and he is current position, director of neurosurgical emergency services, Humanitas University in Milano, Italy.
Dr. Servadei is a sought-after educator and holds multiple academic appointments, including professor of neurosurgery at Humanitas University in Milano, Italy. He is honorary professor of neurosurgery at Burdenko Institute in Moscow, Universita’ Italiana in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as University of Surabaya, Indonesia. Dr. Servadei is also an honorary visiting professor of neurosurgery for the University of Cambridge in the UK. He is active in neurosurgical societies, including as chairman of the WFNS Neurotrauma Committee (2002-2009) and president of the Italian Neurosurgical Society (2010-2012). Dr. Servadei is the current president of the WFNS.
He has been chairman and organizer of five international meetings, chairman of five international training courses for young neurosurgeons and served as faculty for 17 international courses. He has been an invited speaker at 72 international meetings on five continents and a visiting professor in the UK, Taiwan, Russia, Argentina, India, Indonesia, United States, Brazil, Vietnam, France and Bolivia. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and five book chapters on subjects such as trauma, brain and spine tumors and spine degenerative diseases.