Davide Immediato

DVM, PhD, GPCert (Derm), MRCVS

Dermatologist

After graduating from the University of Bari, Italy in 2013, Davide started his PhD in ‘Animal Health and Zoonosis’ at the same university in 2014. He worked in medical mycology and parasitology and was also responsible for teaching activities in the diagnosis of veterinary mycosis for several degrees and specialization courses.

Davide is the author and co-author of several publications, abstracts, and posters, as well as a regular speaker at conferences. He has won two awards; FIMUA, Best poster award in 2014 and SoIPa, Young Researcher award in 2016. After completing his PhD, in 2017, Davide moved to the UK where he worked for 4 years in first opinion practices located in Oxfordshire, South Wales and Berkshire. In 2018, he started his certificate in Veterinary Dermatology and was awarded the title of GPCert in Dermatology in 2020.

In 2019, Davide joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists to complete a one-year rotating internship and, in the same year, he also had the opportunity to conduct a dermatology externship at the North Carolina State University (USA). He joined Davies Veterinary Specialists in 2021. Davide is starting his PgCert in Small Animal Dermatology with the view to be an RCVS recognised Specialist in Small Animal Dermatology by the end of 2022.

“‘I enjoy the possibility to deliver the highest standard of care in veterinary dermatology for my patients and their owners in a very professional, supportive and energetic environment. The challenge of helping to build and grow a successful practice is always exciting and rewarding, and it is rewarding to treat complicated conditions with the support of the other services

Publications

Immediato D. Suspected calcinosis cutis and demodicosis, secondary to an exogenous steroid administration in a dog with hypoadrenocorticism. Frontiers in Medical Case Reports. 2020. 01, 1-11.

Rhimi W., Ben Salem I., Immediato D., Saidi M., Boulila A., Cafarchia C. Chemical composition, antibacterial and antifungal activities of crude Dittrichia viscosa (L.) greuter leaf extracts. Molecules. 2017. 22, pii: E942.

Immediato D., Iatta R., Camarda A., Giangaspero A., Capelli G., Figueredo L.A., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. Storage of Beauveria bassiana conidia suspension: A study exploring the potential effects on conidial viability and virulence against Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer, 1778) (Acari: Dermanyssidae). Annals of Biological Sciences. 2017. 5, 69-76.

Immediato D., Figueredo L.A., Iatta R, Camarda A, Nogueira de Luna R.L., Giangaspero A., Pinto Brandao-Filho S., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. Essential oil and Beauveria bassiana against Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae): Towards new natural acaricides. Veterinary Parasitology. 2016. 229, 159-165.

Iatta R., Puttilli M.R., Immediato D., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. The role of drug efflux pumps in Malassezia pachydermatis and Malassezia furfur defence against azoles. Mycoses. 2016. 60, 178-182.

Iatta R., Nuccio F., Immediato D., Mosca A., De Carlo C., Miragliotta G., Parisi A., Crescenzo G., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. Species Distribution and in vitro azole susceptibility of Aspergillus section Nigri isolates from clinical and environmental settings. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2016. 54, 2365-2372.

Iatta R., Immediato D., Puttilli M.R., Danesi P., Passantino G., Parisi A., Mallia E., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. Cryptococcus neoformans in the respiratory tract of squirrels, Callosciurus finlaysonii (Rodentia, Sciuridae). Medical Mycology. 2015. 53, 666-673.

Immediato D., Camarda A., Iatta R., Puttilli M.R., Ramos R.A.N., Di Paola G., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. Laboratory evaluation of native strains of Beauveria bassiana for controlling Dermanyssus gallinae (de Geer, 1778) (Acari: Dermanyssidae). Veterinary Parasitology. 2015. 212, 478-482.

Cafarchia C., Iatta R., Immediato D., Puttilli M.R., Otranto D. Azole susceptibility of Malassezia pachydermatis and Malassezia furfur and tentative epidemiological cut-off values. Medical Mycology. 2015. 53, 743-748.

Cafarchia C, Immediato D., Iatta R, Ramos RAN, Lia RP, Porretta D, Figueredo LA, Dantas-Torres F, Otranto D. Native strains of Beauveria bassiana for the control of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato. Parasites & Vectors. 2015. 8, 80.

Iatta R., Immediato D., Montagna M.T., Otranto D., Cafarchia C. In vitro activity of two amphotericin B formulations against Malassezia furfur strains recovered from patients with bloodstream infections. Medical Mycology. 2015. 53, 269-274.

Cafarchia C., Porretta D., Mastrantonio V., Epis S., Sassera D., Iatta R., Immediato D., Ramos R.A.N., Lia R.P., Dantas-Torres F., Kramer L., Urbanelli S., Otranto D. Potential role of ATP-binding cassette transporters against acaricides in the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 2015. 29, 88-93.

Cafarchia C., Immediato D., Paola G.D., Magliani W., Ciociola T., Conti S., Otranto D., Polonelli L. In vitro and in vivo activity of a killer peptide against Malassezia pachydermatis causing otitis in dogs. Medical Mycology. 2014. 52, 350-355.

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