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Ottavio Piccin

Professore a contratto a titolo gratuito

Dipartimento di Medicina Specialistica, Diagnostica e Sperimentale

Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche

Curriculum vitae

Scarica Curriculum Vitae (.pdf 326KB )

From 2014 Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology

From 2018 Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

He carries out tutorials in Clinical Otorhinolaryngology for students attending the single cycle degree course in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna. He is actively involved in the education program for Residents attending the Postgraduate School of Otorhinolaryngology and Pediatrics.

His main research interests are in the field of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head and neck surgery and pediatric otolaryngology.

Bussines address:

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, S. Orsola- Malpighi University Hospital, via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna (Italy)

Phone +39-051-6364172, Fax +39-051-6363525



1997 Medical Degree, University of Bologna

From 1998 registration to Italian Medical Council.

2002 Completion of Specialty training in Otolaryngology head and neck surgery, University of Bologna (post graduate diploma in Otolaryngology head and neck surgery)

From 2002 Italian Specialist Registration of Otolaryngology

2004 Postgraduate Master’s degree in Head and Neck Reconstructive Microsurgery, University of Bologna and University La Sapienza -Roma


Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna.

Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Bologna Medical School.


1989 School leaving certificate in Scientific studies (college)

1990-1997 Undergraduate course of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna, Italy

1997 Medical degree from the University of Bologna, Italy (Dissertation “Revision surgery for otosclerosis”)

1997-1998 Post-graduate apprenticeship in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Pediatrics at the University of Bologna, Italy.

1999-2002 Post-graduate doctor residency at the Institute of Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, University of Bologna (Italy).

2002 Post-graduate Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology from the University of Bologna (Dissertation “Effect of surgical treatment on swallowing in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome”) with full marks (70/70) cum laude.

2002-2004 Clinical Fellow in Otorhinolaryngology Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna.

2004 Master’s degree (MSc) in Reconstructive surgery with microsurgical free flaps in cranio-facial malignancies developed at University of Bologna and La Sapienza University, Rome

2004- to date Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna

From 2005 Academic supervision and tutoring to medical students and residents

2011: Certification of Expert in Sleep related Breathing Disorders (Italian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery , Italian Academy of Sleep Medicine)

From 2011 member of the national and international Scientific Committee for the certification of Expert in Sleep related Breathing Disorders

From 2014: national scientific licence for Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

June 2016 certification for robotic surgery training simulator Da Vinci Xi surgical system

From 2018: national scientific licence for Full Professor of Otolaryngology


Snoring and Obstructive sleep apnea (diagnosis and therapy)

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Head and neck reconstructive surgery

Pediatric Otolaryngology


Author of 83 peer-reviewed publications, 2 proceedings, 96 abstracts and 15 book chapters (in italian and-or english )

Scopus h index: 15

Web of Science h index 13.


2004 award from the Italian Society of Otolaryngology for the best oral presentation (From UPPP to the extended flap: evolution of pharyngeal surgery for OSA patients).

2012 award for the best poster attributed during the 5th ISSS International Symposium Surgery, Sleep & Breathing Diagnosis and Treatment in Sleep Disordered Breathing:Up to Date: (Drug induced sleep endoscopy with MAD: our experience).

2012 award from the Italian Society of Otolaryngology for the best italian paper published on international journals : (Laryngeal neuromonitoring and neurostimulation versus neurostimulation alone in thyroid surgery: a randomized clinica trial, published on Head and Neck).


He is member of the following international scientific societies:

 Difficult Airway Society-UK (DAS),

 European Academy of Sleep Medicine (EASM),

 European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ESPO).

 International Surgical Sleep Society


From 2006: reviewer for The Laryngoscope

From 2012: reviewer for Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica.

From 2014 to 2017 editorial board member of Otolaryngology-Open Journal

From 2017, reviewer for International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology.

From 2017, reviewer for The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

From 2017 reviewer for Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology

From 2019 reviewer for Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

From 2020 reviewer for Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

From 2020 reviewer for International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology

From 2020 reviewer for Journal of Investigative surgery

From 2021 reviewer for Plos One

From 2021 reviewer for Frontiers in Neurology (sleep disorders section)

From 2022 reviewer for Nature and Science of Sleep

From 2022 Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology (Head and Neck cancer section)


My main research interest is in the field of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

1) Diagnosis and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children.

2) Thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

3) Head and neck microsurgical reconstruction

4) Pediatric Otolaryngology

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