Issue #48

Andrea Vidali

Il Bohemien

Andrea Vidali is a Fertility Specialist and Reproductive Robotic Surgeon in New York. As a teenager attended Stuyvesant High School. He holds degrees from The University of Padova, Georgetown University and Columbia University.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am a fertility specialist with focus on reproductive surgery, endometriosis and IVF. I have a large family and my favorite thing to do is to hang out with my kids. We are very active, we love sports and often surf, kite board and play ice hockey.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

My favorite thing about United States is that it is egalitarian: nobody has ever asked me what my parent’s occupation was. What I love about New York is that it is chaotic and anarchic. The suburbs gives me anxiety.

Please share your best memory in the City.

One evening the plane I was in flew along the Hudson river and from a window seat I saw Manhattan in all its beauty. It was one of those ideal sunsets where the light was just perfect and the air was clear. I felt very lucky to live here.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

Since I was a kid I always wanted to live in an industrial loft. 10 years ago I moved from the dreadful Upper East Side to a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The photos were taken on the roof of my building right under the Williamsburg Bridge. We have a large family with 3 kids and another on the way, so our apartment is total chaos with bicycles, surfboards and all sorts of junk. But I am a Bohemian at heart and I love it! Williamsburg is changing and the Domino Sugar Factory has been partially demolished. Horrible high rises are coming up. Soon it may be time to move on.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I find it very interesting that stories of all the featured ITALIANY follow very similar paths and we appear to have similar personality traits.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I am not sure that I view myself as such. I feel that I have turned into a hybrid creature: I don’t feel completely at home in Italy or in New York. But as my formative years were in Italy, the way I think remains profoundly Italian. If I meet another Italian for the first time we understand each other instantly.

  • Shots

    89

  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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