Our specialists

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria, our medical staff follows patients and works closely with a team of multidisciplinary specialists from neurosurgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology, medical physics, pathology, diagnostic radiology, nursing, nutrition, and psychology. The team shares daily experiences and clinical cases with colleagues of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network in Europe and in the United States.



Prof. PierCarlo Gentile

Prof. Gentile is medical director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria and of UPMC San Pietro FBF Advanced Radiotherapy Center, and chief of the Radiotherapy Unit of San Pietro Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome. He is also member of the Italian Association of Radiation Oncology (AIRO) and of the European SocieTy for Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO). Associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Prof. Gentile is member of a multidisciplinary team tasked with processing criteria and guidelines to establish a network of specialists in oncology diseases in the Region of Lazio.


Dr. Sara Antonia Allegretta

Dr. Sara Antonia Allegretta obtained her specialization in radiation oncology at Sapienza University in Rome, focusing on pulmonary and hematological neoplasias at Umberto I Hospital. She perfected her higher education at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.


Dr. Ivana Russo

Dr. Ivana Russo obtained her specialization in radiation oncology at Sapienza University in Rome, focusing on cerebral neoplasias in collaboration with the Neuro-oncology departments of Sant’Andrea Hospital. She perfected her higher education at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.