Anatomia Italiana is founded by Kevin Petti, Ph.D., a dual U.S./Italian citizen. He is a college professor of over 30 years, a textbook coauthor, and president emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). He teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, human dissection, kinesiology, and health and human behavior for San Diego Miramar College, and study abroad programs for San Diego State University.
Dr. Petti leads educationally orientated programs to Italy and across Europe focusing on the genesis of anatomy as a science and its influence on the Renaissance masters. His visits are academically based, and participants range from anatomy professors pursuing continuing education, to study abroad programs for college students, to anyone wishing to explore the deeper layers of Italian culture with an interest in Connecting Art and Anatomy.
Dr. Petti is invited to speak about his research and programming in Italy at international conferences as well as various universities throughout the U.S. He has also been invited by the Italian government to speak at their Cultural Institutes in Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston, the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as the University of Palermo, Sicily. Dr. Petti also served as Senior Scientific Consultant and General Coordinator for North America for the 2017 International Congress on Anatomical Wax Modeling in London, and was also featured in the recent Chinese Central Television (CCTV) eight-part documentary, 200 Years of Medicine.