Luca is an emergency critical care physician and disaster medicine doctor currently working in both Prehospital and hospital settings. Luca is currently a medical consultant for AirMedical S.r.l which provides critical care and aerial retrieval work worldwide. He also works voluntarily work for the international charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) as an emergency doctor and anesthesiologist. Previously, he has been deployed in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake and in Yemen* following the recent civil war.
Luca completed his training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care in June 2016 at the Università del Piemonte Orientale in Novara. Interestingly, this was also where he completed his medical studies graduating in 2010. In 2015 he was selected for an observership with London’s Air Ambulance. Additionally, in 2014 he was one of the winners of the European Society for Intensive Care infectious diseases fellowship, which was held at Charite Hospital in Berlin, Germany. During his medical training, Luca attended an elective rotation at the Trauma Center of Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. At present, he is a researcher in emergency and disaster medicine at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) at Piemont university.
Luca has experience in mass gatherings planning and response and medical management of mass casualties.
Severe water shortages combined with airstrikes, sniper attacks and a fuel blockade have rapidly turned this conflict into a humanitarian crisis.
After more than two years of war, Yemen has faced a cascade of deadly consequences. Problems include the unprecedented outbreak of cholera earlier this year as well as the severe malnutrition stalking the countryside as the cost of basic food soars.
Meanwhile, hundreds of health centres have been damaged or destroyed, deprived of essential supplies or abandoned by health workers who have not received their government salaries for more than a year.
The dire needs across Yemen have led MSF to massively scale up medical operations.’