Santiago Vallasciani

Santiago Vallasciani FEAPU,MD

Senior Attending Physician Years Of Experience: 22
  • About Santiago

    Senior Attending Physician

    Dr Santiago Vallasciani joined Sidra in January 2018 as Senior Attending Physician. He was formerly the Chief of Pediatric Urology Division in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After his graduation in the Medical School in Argentina, Dr Vallasciani moved to Italy where he developed his career in Pediatric Urology as subspeciality of Pediatric Surgery. He has a special interest in Genito-Urinary reconstruction and Minimally invasive surgery. Dr Vallasciani published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 congress abstracts. His interest covers also research either clinical, basic and public health and received international awards for that. Medical Education is another of his interests with Faculty position in Al Faisal University in Riyadh and currently as Assistant Director of the Pediatric Urology Fellowship in Sidra.

    He is active internationally with participation as invited speaker in meetings and visiting surgeon


    Languages Spoken

    English, Italian, Spanish

    Years Of Experience
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Del Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina) on 20 November 1997.
    • Certified Pediatric Surgeon at the University of Cattolica del Sacro Cor (Rome, Italy) on behalf of the Italian Board of Medical and Surgical Specializations (2003)
    • Fellow of the European Academy of Pediatric Urology, Certified by the European Board of Pediatric Urology
    • International qualification for certification of practice in Argentina, Italy, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Qatar (Qatar Health Practitioners Committee - Registered Consultant in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology)

    Pediatric Surgery (Italy), Pediatric Urology (ESPU)

    Areas of interest
    • Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery in Pediatric Urology
    • Genital surgery, disorders of sexual development
    • Male Urethral Surgery (for children and adults)
    • Private and public teaching
    • Clinical and Basic Research
    Educational interests

    Hypospadias surgery, DSD management, reconstructive urology, minimally invasive surgery

    Medical Publications
    • 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals
    • 5 book chapters
    • 110 medical conference abstracts