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Francesco Prada

Dr. Prada earned his degrees and residency at the “Università degli Studi” of Milan, Italy, perfectioning his training in major centers worldwide.

He is currently neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C.Besta in Milan, Italy, where he shared his interests between clinical practice, mainly focusing in skull base/pituitary surgery and neuro-oncology, and research, studying intra-operative applications of ultrasound for the treatment of cerebral and spinal tumor and vascular lesions and advanced ultrasound techniques such as Fusion Imaging for Virtual Navigation, contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and elasto-sonography. 

He is now the Director of the “Ultrasound Neuro-Imaging and Therapy Lab” (UNIT-Lab), performing pre-clinical, clinical and technical research in ultrasound imaging and therapy for various neurological conditions. 

He is also founder and developer of In.Tra. and Neuro-stream, start-ups related to the application of ultrasound to the brain. 

Dr. Francesco Prada joined the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in Charlottesville (USA) in July 2017 where he was recipient of the Merkin Fellowship. Since July 2018 he has also been named in Brain Program Director of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.

He is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health Science Center in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA) where he is conducting clinical and pre-clinical researches in the field of focused ultrasound.