Doctor Marsella completed his medical studies in Florence (Italy) and his residency in neurosurgery in Padova (Italy); during that time he spent 6 months as an intern at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm where he learned fundamentals of neurosurgery and radiation oncology with Dr. Lars Leksell and Dr. Ladislau Steiner.
Following completion of a 3-year neurosurgery fellowship in Cincinnati (OH) where he gained experience with the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, surgical neuro-oncology and facial pain syndromes (such as trigeminal neuralgia) under the guidance of Dr. Mario Zuccarello and Dr. John Tew, he moved to Germany where he worked as an assistant professor and learned principles of skull base surgery with a world-renowned specialist.
Dr. Marsella has lived for the last 10 years in Arizona; he was an assistant professor of neurological surgery at University of Arizona where he still has clinical privileges; he then became a private practitioner and since then he has focused his main interest in endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive neurosurgery and was the first neurosurgeon in Arizona to successfully treat patients with brain tumors using the Nico Brainpath minimally invasive device.
Dr. Marsella provides comprehensive treatment of complex brain tumors or vascular lesions with either conventional, or minimally invasive or endoscopic endonasal approaches.
In addition, he works closely with many medical and radiation oncologists with whom he actively participates in tumor boards and conferences; also he has been the speaker in many international and national conferences and author of a number of scientific papers. He continues to update his surgical skills with courses and seminars where he participates as both, student and faculty.
In his little time off Dr. Marsella enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and training in a local fitness center.