Dr Maurizio Belci DMS MSc MRCS FRCP - NSIC, Stoke Mandeville
Since 2011, Maurizio has been a consultant in Spinal Cord Injuries at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville, the UK’s founder spinal unit. His education began in his native Croatia and from 1983 he studied at the University of Padua Medical School graduating as a Doctor in Medicine & Surgery (DMS) in 1996. In 1997 he received his Diploma from the Italian National Board of Medical and Surgical Examiners at Padova University. Thereafter he moved to England and gained his Masters in Surgical Science at Imperial College London in November 2001.
He was awarded Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) in July 2006 and completed his Spinal Cord Injuries (Rehab Medicine) training at Oxford in 2010. In 2016 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London. During his career he has held medical appointments in Italy, Poland Croatia and all over the UK including major hospital in Torbay in Devon, Addenbrokes in Cambridge and Preston, Lancashire where he was a Senior House Offier in Neurosurgery.
Maurizio’s career path has included anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, trauma and orthopaedics and intensive care and peripheral neuropathy. He has undertaken a great deal of research into SCI and one of his recent multinational projects was titled: ‘Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) on Chronic Pain in Spinal Cord Injured’. He was introduced to the INSPIRE Foundation by Mariel Purcell and willingly agreed to join the National Scientific Committee in December 2019.