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Dr. Daniele Porru

Consultant Urologist
Divisione Urologia, IRCCS Policlinixco San Matteo,
Viale Golgi 2

Brief Biography:

Career History:
May 2000 to present: Consultant urologist, Urology Department, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy. IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mondino, Pavia, Italy.
July 96 to JuLY 97: Locum Consultant in Urology, Urology Department, Gartnavel General Hospital,1053 Great   Western Road,GlasgowG12 OYN.
Jan 92 to June 96: Consultant in Urology, University of Cagliari, Clinica Urologica, Ospedale SS. Trinitò, Cagliari, Italy
July  97 to May 2000: In 1995, the European Board of Urology accredited the Urologic Clinic of Cagliari, to provide   exchange training programmes for Urologists from the variuos European Countries.
June 1988 to Jan 1992: Clinical  Assistant  of General Surgery (locum), Ospedale Sirai,09013, Carbonia (Ca), Italy.
Education & Training:
Oct 1994: Certificate of full registration as a medical practitioner. Italian specialist qualification in Urology registered (GMC). Specialist in general Surgery,University of Cagliari.
1989-1994: Residency in Surgery, University of Cagliari. (completed 1994).
Nov 1992: Elected Fellow of the European Board of Urology
July  1988: Specialist in Urology, University of Cagliari.
1983 to 1988: Resident in Urology, Urologic Clinic,University ofCagliari.
Mar 1983: Medical Degree, University of Cagliari.


Academic positions:

1994: Corresponding member American Urological Association (AUA).
1992: Associate member of the Urodynamics Society.
1991: Member Italian Society of Urology (SIU)
1991: Member Italian Society of Urodynamics (SIUD).
1991: Member European Association of Urology (EAU)


Research interests:

 - Study of urinary tract infections, urologic oncology, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urologic endoscopy, ureteroscopy, ESWL and urinary  stone disease.

 - Neurourology and urodynamics

- Spinal cord injury.

 - Urinary incontinence.

 - Interstitial cystitis


 - Author of collection of medical papers and a contributor and invited speaker at national conferences. Some of these studies are known in the international scientific  literature.

 - I have promoted research programmes, established collaborative links with neurologists for a study of multiple sclerosis (very common in Cagliari,Sardinia, and with orthopaedists and neurosurgeons for the study of patients with spinal cord injury and urologic complications.

- Responsible for all undergraduate and postgraduate education in Neurourology and Urodynamics at the clinic. My work has enabled me to become fully conversant will all aspects of Urological Surgery, and Urological  diseases including the clinical features, investigation, diagnosis and management. I have comprehensive knowledge of the standard procedures of Urological surgery and Endourology for management of urinary stone disease.


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I am really ionterested and hope to contribute as a member of the Advisory Board as a specialist in Urology.