A native of Torino, Italy, Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D. graduated magna cum laude in 1986 from the Medical School of the University of Turin. In 1990, he completed his neurosurgical training at the same university under the guidance of Professor Victor A. Fasano, an international leader in the field of high-tech applied to neurosurgery.
During this time, Dr. Bolognese became the leading worldwide expert in the field of laser Doppler flowmetry applied to neurosurgery and the top European figure in the field of neurosurgical intraoperative ultrasound.
Upon the death of his former mentor, in 1992 he accepted the invitation of Dr. Thomas H. Milhorat to transfer his laser Doppler research to the United States and to be retrained under Dr. Milhorat at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. At SUNY at Brooklyn Dr. Bolognese completed his residency in neurosurgery, his fellowship in management of Chiari I Malformation and related disorders, and served as chief resident in neurosurgery.
In August 2001, Dr. Bolognese joined Dr. Milhorat at the Department of Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, as an Associate Director of the Chiari Center.
Along with Dr. Milhorat, he co-founded The Chiari Institute, where he served as Associate Director of until August, 2014.
In September 2014, he joined Neurological Surgery, P.C., as the Director of The Chiari Neurosurgical Center at NSPC.
His professional affiliations include American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgery (CNS), American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project, Inc. (ASAP), and Chiari Syringomyelia Foundation (CSF).
Dr. Bolognese speaks fluent Italian.