Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Dr. Cristaldi graduated cum laude in Medicine in 1990 at University of Milan and completed residency program in General and Gastroenterological Surgery in the Central University Hospital in Milan. Before being appointed a staff surgeon and lecturer in Surgery at Luigi Sacco University Hospital in Milan he completed Fellowship in GI surgery in the same institution, He received training in minimally invasive colorectal surgery , which became part of his routine practice since 1998. In 2003, he moved to UK and he was appointed as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Oxford Radcliffe University Hospital NHS trust. In 2010, he joined the largest tertiary care hospital in the UAE where he established a colorectal unit taking care of neoplastic and benign ano-rectal conditions. He has published more than 30 scientific original articles on some of most internationally renowed peer-reviewed journals. During his previous appointment he was chairman of various surgical initiatives as expert in surgical quality improvement and infection control prevention.