Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, Italy/US
Why did you decided to apply for the programme?
At this junction of my academic and professional journey, I am becoming even more interested in working not only “in” the system, but also “on” the system. Being involved in science, teaching, patient care and administration in a time of increasing opportunities but with decreasing resources, I have grown a strong interest in health care management, and in the evaluation of interventions and outcomes. I believe that through better coordination of care and using the compass of the patient-oriented value medicine, we could overcome some of the current obstacles in health care. I have experienced these obstacles and lived through them daily in my work as a physician and as head of division and department chair.
How do you plan to use the knowledge and skills gained in the programme in your future career?
There is a lot that academic physicians can do to improve care delivery. However, the skills to evaluate health care interventions and outcomes are rarely part of the physician armamentarium. My expectation is that, by attending the LSE Master in Health Care Interventions and Outcomes, I will improve these critical skills and broaden the scope of my research to other areas of clinical medicine and health care delivery.
What are you looking forward to most about the programme?
So far, the programme has provided great teaching, a dense schedule of well-integrated activities and a lot of “hands on” teaching, all with the quality and rigor one expects from LSE plus plenty of real-world experience from NICE’s experts.