Dr. Petti is often invited to lecture at universities, museums, and Italian-American groups about the connection between art and anatomy in Italy. See for yourself his dynamic speaking style. To schedule him for a talk at your institution, or if you have a question about an upcoming lecture, click here.

Upcoming 2019 Lectures!

  • San Diego Italian Film Festival
    Introduction of the film Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, San Diego

Previous Speaking Engagements:

  • Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, April 2019.  Introductory remarks for Italian Research Day 2019: Individualized Cancer Therapy in the Age of Precision Medicine. The event was part of Leonardo500, a series celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, in observation of 2019 as 500 years since his death.
  • Chapman University, Orange, CA, March 2019
  • Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, October 2018 and October 2017
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Regional Conference, Marin College, Kentwood, CA, October 2018
  • University of Utah, Anatomy Colloquium, December, 2017
  • International Congress on Wax Anatomical Modeling, Gordon Museum of Pathology, Kings College London, September, 2017
  • European Alumni Reunion, University of San Diego, Milan, Italy, June 24, 2017
  • San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, February 17, 2017
  • Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada, January 26, 2017
  • Chapman University, Orange, California, November 14, 2016
  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 21, 2016
  • Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, June 23, 2016
  • Italian Cultural Center/House of Italy, San Diego, February 21, 2016
  • Bastyr University, San Diego, Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Italian Cultural Institute in New York, An invited lecture by the Italian government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 20, 2015
  • Centennial Celebration Lecture Series, SDSU Dept. of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, November 14, 2014
  • HAPS Regional Conference, Minnesota, October 17, 2014
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU, June, 2014
  • San Diego Museum of Art – North County Chapter, May, 2014
  • University of San Diego, Bridges Academy Lecture Series, April, 2014
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Invited pop!TALK, March, 2014
  • Penn State University, Invited Lecture, Eberly College of Science, Department of Biology, February, 2014
  • Chestnut Hill College, Distinguished Biomedical Lecture Series, February, 2014
  • Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park, November, 2013
  • University of San Diego, Languages and Literatures Department, October, 2013
  • Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, An invited lecture by the Italian government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March, 2013