Maria Cristina graduated in medicine and specialised in gastroenterology and digestive endosco-py. She holds a Master's Degree in nutrition and food therapy and a diploma from the Italian So-ciety of Functional Medicine (SIMF).
She performs as an endoscopist at the nursing home La Madonnina and teacher at the SIMF school since 2001. She lectures at seminars and refresher training courses at the Association of Doctors and Surgeons and Dentists in Milan. Also, she is a tutor for the medical clinic course and the state examination for the Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Milan. She is a doctor pro-viding continuity of medical care and head of the Italian Doctors National Trade Union's women's sector.