He graduated in moral theology and psychology, with psychotherapeutic training. He taught medical ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and Bioethics at the University of Florence. He was a member of the National Committee for Bioethics and chairman of several ethical committees for research. He founded the Giano Institute for Medical Humanities and Management in Health (Rome). He directed the journal of Medical Humanities Janus (ed. Zadig). His most recent publication: Una diversa fiducia. Per un nuovo rapporto nelle relazioni di cura, Il Pensiero Scientifico, Roma 2022.