Cultural Mediators

We know that being in a foreign country going through an unfamiliar processes can be disorienting. With this in mind we have setup a Cultural Mediator service to assist you in your translation needs and beyond. Our Cultural Mediators are professionals from the medical and public relations world who are native speakers in your language, and have lived in Italy for a long time. You can request their presence at your appointments, during your admission, and call upon them to ask for support on matters regarding the Hospital or external to it. Your Cultural Mediator is here to help.


Meet our Cultural Mediators

Dr. Najla Slim

 Arab and French Cultural Mediator

Dr. Slim is born in Ksar Hellal in Tunisia, she studied in the Medical School of Sousse in Tunisia, where she graduated in 1999, and then in the Milano Bicocca Mediacal School where she graduated in Medicine and Surgery again in 2005. She achieves the title of specialist in Oncological Radiotherapy from the University of Milano Bicocca in 2009. From December 2010 she holds the position of Medical Assistante in the Ospedale San Raffaele Oncological Radiotherapy Unit. She has been living in Italy since 2003, and speaks Arabic, French, English and Italian.

Nizar Sliti

 Arabic Cultural Mediator

Born in Tunis, I completed my four year degree in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Manuba in Tunis, Tunisia. I moved to Italy in 2001 thanks to a scholarship and attended the University of Pavia (sociolinguistics). Since 2003, I have been taking care of employment and education of Arabic-speaking immigrants and participation of foreign children in compulsory education. Over the years, I’ve been gaining considerable experience, which led me to cover teaching positions both in the linguistic, cultural and healthcare field (Hospital teaching in Interculturality). I am a registered interpreter and translator to the Chamber of Commerce of Pavia since 2008.

Leung Yim Ping

Chinese Cultural Mediator

I have over 5 years of working experience as an Interpreter / Translator of Italian<>Chinese & English<>Chinese, I provide interpreting services for International events in Milan and Hong Kong and for business-to-business interactions such as institutional visits of Chinese companies visitng Italy. I speak fluent English and Italian. Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese are my mother languages. Besides, I am a double degree holder: one is in International Trade, the other is in Bachelor Of Business Administration (Major in HRM).

Inna Kyrychenko

Russian Cultural Mediator

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, based in Milan since 2001. I’m Russian mothertongue, fluent in both English and Italian. I graduated in Law, as well as in Legal translation. I work as a freelance interpreter and translator in different areas. Additionally, I’ve been a registered interpreter and translator for the Russian and Ukraine language in the Professional Experts Category of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan. From 2004 to 2010 I worked for Zimmer, an international orthopaedics company. In the past, I’ve also worked with many clients within the pharmaceutical field (Carlo Erba Reagenti. Bristol Myers Squibb).

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