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Teresa Rago

Teresa Rago
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Endocrine Unit #1
University of Pisa
Via Paradisa, 2
Pisa, Pisa, 56124, Italy

Present  position

Assistant  Professor  (Dirigente  Medico)  at  Department  of  Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
 
Education
-Graduation  from  Scientific  High  school  (maturita’  magistrale)  at  the  Institute”  Gesù Eucaristico” Tricarico, 1978
-Medical Degree University of Pisa, Medical School, 1987
-Medical Licensure: Pisa 1987. 
 
Speciality certification Endocrinology, University of Pisa 1993.
 
Academic Appointments and Professional Positions

-Intern, Istituto di Endocrinologia, Metodologia Clinica e Medicina del Lavoro, University of Pisa,1984-1993.
-Postdoctoral fellow of Endocrinology, Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, 1994.
-Physical Doctor in Endocrinology 1995-1999.
-Special Fellow in Cytopathology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Department of Pathology Phyladelphia, 1999.
      
 
Clinical and Research Activity 

 
Since she was a student, Dr Teresa Rago has frequented the wards and clinic of the Istituto of Endocrinologia, Metodologia Clinica e Medicina del Lavoro at Pisa University, and she underwent a long specialist training period in the outpatients department dedicated to endocrine pathologies and, in particular, in specific thyroid pathologies, the performance of ultrasound and fine needle aspiration, so gaining a high degree of clinical experience. She has also performed clinical and experimental research projects in the endocrine-metabolic
field, with particular interest towards autoimmune phenomenon of thyroid pathologies, endemic goiter and  nodular pathologies and disorders caused by insufficient iodine intake. 
Dott. Teresa Rago has from many years investigate causes and effects of iodine deficiency and effect of iodine prophylaxis.  
She actively participated in epidemiological investigations that were performed by the Institute over  the  territory  of  Tuscany  and  Basilicata  to  define  the  level  of  iodine  deficiency and the spectrum of thyroid disorder in mild to moderate iodine deficiency in Italy. Research performed by Dr Teresa Rago in this sector has above all been focused on the study of patients  affected  by  endemic  goiter,  Hashimoto  thyroiditis  and Graves’  disease. Some specific aspects of epidemiology were considered in the study of endemic goiter.
Her  clinical  research  has  been  performed  using  traditional  thyroid  ultrasound  and  eco-color Doppler as diagnostic supports for autoimmune thyroid disease and in thyroid nodule. She has also acquired a significant experience in the technique and use of fine needle aspiration in thyroid nodule. In clinical research has used in recent years, the elastosonography, the most recent ultrasound technique in the evaluation of nodular thyroid disease.
In  Clinical  Research  has  acquired  experience  in  treating  thermal  ablative  laser light in nodular thyroid  disease.  He  has  participated  as  an  investigator  in  Protocol  Multicentric  Randomized Controlled  Study  of  PLA  Versus  Benign  Thyroid  Nodules  in  the  Follow  Up.  Long  term  results "IALT  (no.  2527/2008).  He  has  participated  as  an  investigator  in  the  protocol"  percutaneous laser treatment of thyroid nodule and characterization ipocaptante ultrasound.'' Project TRAP (integrated  innovative  technologies  and  methods  for  laser-guided  percutaneous  ablative treatments by ultrasound imaging.
   
 
Scientific Associations
Member of International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency (ICCIDD) (Gennaio-02)
Active Member of The Endocrine Society (19-08-02)
Member of Italian Society of Endocrinology. (18-01-01)
Member of European Thyroid association,
Member of Italian Thyroid Association
 
 
 

Disclosure of faculty relationships

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