Professor and Chairman, ENT Clinic
Udine University Faculty of Medicine, Italy
Dr. Alfio Ferlito is Former Director of the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Udine School of Medicine from 2003 to 2009 and Professor and Chairman of the ENT Clinic at the same University from 1997 to 2013. He graduated in medicine at the University of Bologna in 1968. He completed his residence programme in otolaryngology and subsequently in pathology. He worked at the ENT Department of Padua University from 1970 to 1997. Since 2009 he is the Coordinator of the International Head Neck Scientific Group. Professor Ferlito has collaborated in writing articles, editorials, commentaries, consensus statements, letters to the editor, special issues, book chapters and books with 616 international experts. He has edited a three-volume book entitled Cancer of the Larynx (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1985) and three other books entitled Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1993), Surgical Pathology of Laryngeal Neoplasms (Chapman and Hall, London, 1996) and Diseases of the Larynx (Arnold, London, 2000), and co-authored two books entitled Granulomas and Neoplasms of the Larynx together with Professor Imrich Friedmann (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1988) and Surgery for Cancer of the Larynx and Related Structures together with Dr. Carl E. Silver (Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996). He is editor with Dr. Marvin P. Fried of the third edition of a two-volume book entitled The Larynx (Plural Publishing, San Diego, 2009) and with Drs. K. Thomas Robbins and Carl E. Silver of the book entitled Neck Dissection - Management of Regional Disease in Head and Neck Cancer (Plural Publishing, San Diego, 2010). He is Editor of four issues of ORL Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Professor Ferlito has been author or co-author of 604 referred publications in 58 medical journals and 54 chapters in various books. He serves as editor, co-editor, assistant editor or reviewer for the following 303 journals. Professor Ferlito has delivered prestigious lectures all over the world.
One of his chief interests is the promotion of international cooperation in head and neck surgery, oncology and cancer research.