He graduated with honors with a thesis on the use of the heart-lung machine in cardiac surgery and specialized with honors in five years at the same university department of the Monaldi hospital in Naples. In those same years, he was sent for a year to the UMG cardiosurgery directed by Prof. Attilio Renzulli, an experience that has increased his passion for scientific research applied to clinical practice for the improvement of patient care.
As a specialist he begins to gather foreign experiences to increase his professional baggage moving from England to Holland, but the most significant experience, which began at the end of 2008, is carried out at the Nuremberg hospital cardiac surgery , the public hospital with number of beds and larger surgical interventions of the entire German nation.In that center, under the guidance of prof. T. Fischlein, the dott. Santarpino has the opportunity to grow on the surgical level, specializing in minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques and learn the use of new technologies for the treatment of the aortic valve .
These technologies were at the time (2009-2010) present only in Germany and the center of Nuremberg in particular was among the pioneers in the use of these new therapies.
Giuseppe Santarpino will work full time as an operative surgeon at this center until September 2017.
The same work of the prof. Santarpino, with the scientific publications , the international clinical studies that he conducted at the Nuremberg Hospital, and with the creation of a cellular research laboratory, has encouraged the creation of a cooperation between the public hospital in Nuremberg and the Paracelsus Medical University .
The growth in those years of dr. Santarpino is also human and managerial: it is in one of the pioneering centers in the use of the so-called ” heart team ” or ” team approach ” or shared decisions for the good of the patient, concludes a master’s degree on management-leadership and economic management in health systems , and for almost 10 years he is solely responsible for the center of Nuremberg for academic affairs , including the teaching staff, for research, minimally invasive surgery, international cooperation and the development of new technologies.
Decision made in the light of the quality standards of the clinic, with competitive results and instruments on a national and international level and on the basis of a life choice linked to wanting to raise the family in the “native” homeland.
He continues his scientific and educational research activity for medical and nursing students having won the competition for type B researcher in Cardiac Surgery at the Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro with service starting from January 2020.
At the same time, he collaborates on research and development with the GVM group, in particular at the Anthea Hospital in Bari, and with Italian universities and carries out teaching activities at the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing of Nuremberg.