Professor Adriana Cordova is a reconstructive surgeon and full professor of plastic surgery at the University of Palermo where, in 1984, she was graduated in medicine and surgery.
Professor Cordova completed the residency program in Dermosifilofilopatica clinic at Palermo in 1987. In 1993 she completed a second residency program in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Catania. In 2000 she acquired certification of the European Board of Plastic Surgery (EBOPRAS).
She has performed surgery in all areas of reconstructive surgery and microsurgery with a particular focus on: (a) surgery of the head and neck and oral cavity; (b) reconstructive surgery of the breast; and (c) surgical reconversion of sex in patients with gender dysphoria or chromosomal abnormalities. She has also conducted extensive research on the vascularization of the skin and muscles, contributing to the diffusion of new surgical techniques for the reconstruction of the nose, the oral cavity and neck.
In 2017 Professor Cordova has been President of the Italian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SICPRE), the first female surgeon in Italy to assume the role of President in an Italian scientific association of surgery and in 2019 she has been President of 68° National Congress of SICPRE. She is member of SICPRE, SIM (Italian Society of Microsurgery), EURAPS and ASPS-