The new medical prodigy boy is only 18 and still has to finish high school. Raised in the sign of cardiology, he cultivated his passion by starting to study as self-taught and he came to design a coronary stent that helps surgeons and saves people's lives. For the moment, the young prodigy is focused on a single goal: to complete his studies and make the most of the admissions tests for the Faculty of Medicine.
A young student of 18 years is considered the new prodigy and future of medicine, the boy named Giuseppe Bungaro is originally from Fragagnano in the province of Taranto where he still has to finish the scientific high school.
Giuseppe, despite his age, is already a prominent figure in the medical and scientific community: he was awarded for winning the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, a competition between scientific talents from all over Europe between 14 and 21 years, and was included in the list of the 100 Italian excellences as a young talent for medicine.
And to think that this passion in particular for cardiology was born because of health problems: at the age of 13 they diagnosed him a problem with the abdominal aorta. From this episode was born the desire to read up and study as self-taught, even managing to design a self-expandable pericardial stent. The idea that has hit everyone and that has led to fame, is the development of some vascular prostheses that exploit nanotechnologies to avoid the complications that usually occur because of the materials used.
Taken by the enthusiasm for what could be a brilliant idea, the boy contacted Dr. Fausto Castriota, at the time responsible for the Operational Unit of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology at the Maria Cecilia Hospital in Ravenna. Two days later Giuseppe was attending an operation in the operating room.
Place that now frequents with confidence and who also lived live to solve the problem to the heart that diagnosed a few years earlier. Now Joseph enjoys his "normal" life as a young prodigy and has only one thing in mind for the time being: to finish his studies and to commit himself to the admission exam to the Faculty of Medicine.