Dr Francesca Toia is an Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery at University of Palermo.
She graduated at Medical School in 2007 in Palermo and completed her training in Plastic Surgery at University of Palermo in 2013; she completed a phD course in “Experimental oncology and surgery” in 2017 and achieved the European Board for hand surgery in 2017.
She has completed several international fellowship in Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and presented at several national and international meetings. She has published more than 40 papers on international journals and is Associate editor for “Plastic and Aesthetic Reaserch” journal.
Since October 2016, she works as a staff member in the Plastic Surgery Unit at Policlinico Universitario Paolo Giaccone, Palermo and since 2018 also as Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery at University of Palermo.
Her main clinical interest are reconstructive microsurgery, limbs and nerve surgery and her main fields of research are nerve regeneration, regenerative medicine and surgical oncology, for which she was awarded several national research grants.