Personal profile

Carlo Alfredo Clerici
Place and date of birth: Genova, Italy, 25 August 1969
Work address: Dipartimento di Oncologia ed Emato-Oncologia, Università degli Studi di Milano, ℅ Pediatria Fondazione IRCCS Istituto dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milano (MI). E-mail: carlo.clerici@unimi.it

FORMAL EDUCATION
- Grammar school diploma (classics) in 1987 awarded at the Liceo Ginnasio Statale Tito Livio, Milan
- Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan in 1994, awarded 110/110 and a distinction, with a dissertation on “The families of organ donors; problems relating to consent to organ donation and bereavement”; during his university studies he was a trainee at the 2nd Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Milan
- Qualified to practise as a physician and registered with the Professional Association of Physicians of the Province of Milan in 1994
- Military service in 1995 as second lieutenant in the Health Service of the Regione Carabinieri Lombardia in Milan, also with managerial responsibilities
- Graduated from the specialization school in Clinical Psychology1 at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan in 1999, with a dissertation on “Medical psychological support for children and adolescents with neoplastic disease and their families. Experience gained at the Pediatric Oncology Department of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan.”
- Registered as a psychotherapist with the Professional Association of Physicians of the Province of Milan since 1999
- Graduated from the two-year Masters course on Alcohol-related diseases and problems at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Florence in 2004, with a dissertation on “Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder as a risk factor for alcoholism”

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
- University researcher in General psychology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan since September 2006.
- Under contract to the Pediatric Oncology Department of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan since November 1997, providing medical psychological and psychotherapeutic support for patients and their families.
- Consultant on the study and treatment of psychological problems of medical interest in patients hospitalized at the Pediatric Oncology Department of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan and their families since November 1997.
- Specialist under contract to the Medical Psychology Service of the Regione Carabinieri Lombardia in Milan from January 2001 to December 2002, and from June 2003 to March 2004, and under contract to the 3° Battaglione Carabinieri Lombardia from September to December 2004, and from March to December 2005.
- Clinical activity at the Medical Psychological Service of Nord Italia Transplant, at the Centro Trasfusionale e di Immunologia dei Trapianti of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan, first on a grant (as of 1996), and later under a professional contract (2001-2002)
- Cooperated on a study conducted in 1997 by the Italian Ministry of Public Health on “Psychological issues in subjects on the waiting list and after organ translantation: assessment of quality of life and psychological support measures”
- Participation in a work group on “Education programs” organized in 1998-99 by Nord Italia Transplant.
- Cooperation on the “Ostomy 2000” project in 1999, funded by the Regione Lombardia, to study quality of life in patients with enteral stomas.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
University teaching
- tutor at the school of specialization in Clinical psychology at the University of Milan
- cooperated on a teaching program involving seminars on “Communication and relationships in medicine” in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-1
- lecturer under contract on a supplementary course on “Communication and relationships in medicine” as part of the degree course in Medicine and Surgery at the State University of Milan in the academic year 2001-2
- lecturer under contract on the “Psychology of health” as part of the degree course in Psychology at the University of Milan-Bicocca in the academic years 2002-3, 2003-4, 2004-5, 2005-6 and 2006-7
- tutor for the course on “Psychology of health” as part of the Nettuno remote learning course run by the University of Milan-Bicocca in the academic year 2004-5
- professor under contract for the course on “Communication and relationships in medicine” as part of the degree course in Medicine and Surgery at the State University in Milan, and professor under contract for the supplementary course on “Communication and relationships in medicine” in the academic year 2005-6
- lecturer on “Communication and relationships in medicine” as part of the degree course in Medicine and Surgery run by the State University in Milan at the Ospedale San Giuseppe (aggregate professor) in the academic year 2007-8
- appointed to hold an optional course on “Psychological assessment and support for patients” (2008 and 2009) at the Istituto di Psicologia in Via Pini 1 as part of the degree course in Medicine and Surgery.