Dr. Puggioni received her MD degree at age 23 from the Universty of Rome "La Sapenza", and received her 5-year General Surgery education at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Puggioni was trained by and collaborated with the surgeons who pioneered venous valve repairs, deep venous reconstructions, perforators ablations. She won several awards during her residency, including the "Best Resident`s Chairman Award"  for two consecutive years, due to her superior surgical skills, patient management and team leadership.

She completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 

 During her 24-year medical career Dr. Puggioni has won several prestigious awards, such as the BSN research Fellowship of the American Venous Forum for her original experimental research and Marco Polo Fellowship by the Society for Vascular Surgery.  


After Fellowship Dr. Puggioni worked as an academic vascular surgery attending at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, where she held a position as Ass. Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY.   Dr. Puggioni is  double board-certified and re-certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery.  

Dr. Puggioni is former Chair of Vascular Surgery of Honor Health Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale AZ and has been awarded status of Distinguished Fellow of the American Venous Forum in 2016. Dr Puggioni is a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery. 

Dr. Puggioni is a nationally and internationally known expert in Venous Disease, having served as member of vascular societies committees and councilor. She has presented her research work at major national and international vascular meetings, and has authored over thirty peer-reviewed medical articles as well as twelve book chapters.  




        Click here for a full list of MEDLINE articles by Dr. Puggioni

            CURRENT CERTIFICATES
           American Board of Surgery Diploma in General Surgery
              American Board of Surgery Diploma in  Vascular Surgery
             Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
              


Dr. Puggioni is affiliated with the following Hospitals:


- Honor Health Scottsdale Osborn 
- Honor Health  Scottsdale Shea