Prof. Charles Savona Ventura

Prof. Charles Savona Ventura

Prof. Charles Savona Ventura



Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine
University of Malta Medical School
Mater Dei Hospital
  +356 2340 1119
Educated: St. Aloysius College [Malta], Junior College [Royal University of Malta], University of Malta, Catholic University of Leuven [Belgium], National Research Institute for Mother and Child [Warsaw, Poland].
Furthered specialised medical training in the Cliniques Universitaires St. Raphael/Gasthuisberg [Leuven, Belgium] and the Royal Maternity Hospital [Belfast, N. Ireland].

Qualifications: Medical Doctorate [University of Malta, 1979], Accreditation Certificate in Obstetrics-Gynaecology [Leuven, Belgium, 1985], Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists [U.K., 1986], Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists [U.K., 2000], Doctor of Medical Sciences [Warsaw, Poland, 1997], Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland [Ireland, 2001], Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland [Ireland, 2012], Accreditation Certificate in Obstetrics-Gynaecology [S.A.C., Malta, 2003], Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [Edinburgh, 2017].

Current employment:
* Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
* Professor in Faculty of Health Sciences [Department of Midwifery], University of Malta
* Director for Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of Malta
* Occasional lecturer in Institute of Baroque Studies, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, and Department of Sociology - Faculty of Arts, University of Malta.
* Member of the Board of the Humanities, Science and Medicine [HUMS] Foundation, University of Malta.

* Specialist Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in Private Practice.
* Consultant Obstetrician-Gynaecologist & Consultant i/c Diabetic Pregnancy Joint Clinic [retired 2017], Department of Health, Malta.
* Visiting Professor, Shanghai University for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Served as Hospitaller & Historian, now serves as Grand Prior to the Grand Priory of the Maltese Islands and on an international level served as Grand Archivist & Historian [2013-2022] and now Grand Hospitaller of the Order of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Biographic Reference: "Dictionary of Maltese Biographies" (ed. Sciavone MJ) 2009, PIN:Malta, p.1415-1416
  • Medical disorders of Pregnancy
  • Metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity
  • Fetal origins of adult-onset disease
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Reproductive and social epidemiology
  • History of Medicine
  • History of the Order of Saint Lazarus
  • IMS5020 - Topics in Maltese Studies
  • MDS4018 - Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1
  • MDS4026 - Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2
  • MDS4031 - Clinical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • MID1007 - Medical and Surgical Conditions Related to Midwifery
  • PHL5503 - Research Methods
  • TCM5010 - Practical Aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2
  • TCM5014 - Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy
  • TCM5015 - Experimental Acupuncture and Moxibustion Science