Dr. Maurizio Fornari is Neurosurgery Unit Director in Humanitas Research Hospital.

Upon the specialization in neurosurgery acquired in 1979 at the University of Milan, Dr. Fornari has followed courses in neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York (USA) and advanced courses in Spinal Surgery and skull base at the Center St. Louis (USA) and the Center of Albuquerque (USA).

He and his team perform more than 1,300 surgeries a year, and nowadays he has one of the most important case studies in the world (data from a few years ago published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: http://thejns.org/action/doSearch?displaySummary=false&AllField=maurizio+fornari.

Dr. Fornari is a recognized leader in the development of minimally invasive surgery, who among the first has adopted bloodless methods such as micro decompression with unilateral approach for the treatment of lumbar stenosis instead of the much more invasive laminectomy.

Another dreaded disease, sometimes associated with stenosis or lumbar spondylolisthesis, which Dr. Fornari is approaching for quite a long time with the help of spinal navigation systems and intraoperative CT scan, which helps the work of the surgeon during the intervention, reducing invasiveness and risks for the patient, represent lumbar instability.

Since 2012, he teaches at the University of Milan. He is Assistant Editor of the book Advanced Technology in Neurosurgery edited by Sprinter-Verlag Berlin Heldelberg 1988.