Giacomo Basadonna, MD, heads the Global Medical Affairs advisory at Alira Health. Giacomo is currently a Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He is a member of 23 national committees, 3 hospital committees and 14 professional societies. Having held offices in these committees throughout his career; Dr. Basadonna has designed and obtained 16 grants, including those from large companies and government departments. His previous hospital appointments include UC Davis Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, and UMass Memorial Hospital.

Additionally, Giacomo has held Chief Medical Officer positions for companies, including Z-Medica. Giacomo holds an MD and PhD from the University of Milan and has presented at over 80 major conferences and TV appearances during the course of his career. His publications include over 80 abstracts, 13 limited dissertations, and over 80 publications in peer review journals.