Specialist qualifications, university lecturing, Master's degress, PhDs, etc.:
Specialist in thoracic surgery at the University of Palermo (1986);
Qualified in legal medicine (winner of INPS [National Institute of Social Services] and Ministry of Defence competitions);
1991-1993: teaching at the School of Professional Nurses at the Local Health Authority in Carini, Sicily.
University studies and professional activities carried out in public or accredited private institutions:
Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Palermo (1981)
November 1981 - June 1984: Intern in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Public Hospital of Palermo, managed by Prof. Franco Gargano, where she carried out departmental and operating theatre tasks;
1982 - present: Freelance work in several practices and private nursing homes in Palermo, Rome and Cinisi as a proctological surgeon; (Clinica Demma Palermo; Ars Medica Roma);
since 1983 she has also carried out freelance activities in the field of legal medicine;
1985-1996: permanent contract at the Local Health Authority in Carini as a doctor in the Medical Services department, with various responsibilities over time;
1994 - present: General medicine contract with the Local Health Authority at a practice in Cinisi.
February - December 2009: Fixed-term as a Contracted Doctor at the CMVP (Medical Commission for Local Examinations) of the INPS in Palermo, with responsibilities in the field of Legal Medicine;
May 2009 - April 2010: Fixed-term contract at the Commission for Extraordinary Examinations at the INPS in Palermo, with medical/legal responsibilites