Born in Padua on April 22th 1959.
•1985: Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Padua with an experimental thesis entitled "Studio dei livelli di Apoproteine A-I e B e di HDL2 e HDL3 nei pazienti con arteriosclerosi periferica” (Prof. R. Fellin).
•1989: Residency in Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Padua with thesis entitled "Valutazione critica degli indici di valutazione funzionale nell'anziano" (Prof. G. Crepaldi).
•1985-1987: Research activity in the Institute of Internal Medicine of Padua University, focusing his interest on lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, and clinical trials with new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
•1986-1987: Clinical activity in the III Division of the Geriatric Hospital of Padua (director: Prof. O. de Candia).
•1988-1990: Basic reasearch activity in the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, U.S.A. (director: Prof. J.L. Golstein and Prof. M.S. Brown) as Assistant Instructor. His principal results are the following: identification of new genetic markers, identification of new polymorphisms in genes involved in lipid metabolism, characterization of new mutation in the LDL-receptor gene causing FH, indentification of a new metabolic disease called Autosomal Recessive Hypercholesterolemia (ARH).
•1995: PhD in Experimental Medicine (group: Atherosclerosis) at the University of Siena with thesis entitled "Uso dei markers genetici nella diagnostica delle ipercolesterolemie" (Prof. G. Weber).
•1991-2005: Medical doctor at the Institute of Internal Medicine, Gerontology & Geriatrics of the University di Ferrara (director Prof. R. Fellin) working in clinical, ambulatorial and Day-Hospital activity; research acvitity in gerontology, lipid metabolism, and cognitive impairment/dementia.
•2004: Professional qualification as Associate Professor in Internal Medicine (Med09) at the university of Florence.
•2005: Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ferrara.
•2006: High specialization charge in “Study of cognitive decline associated with metabolic disease" at the Azienda Ospedale-Università S. Anna in Ferrara.
•Teacher of Internal Medicine for degree course in Odontist, and teacher of Geriatrics for degree course in Medicine. Teacher at the residency in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Working Medicine, and for the degree in Physiotherapy and Dental Hygiene of the University of Ferrara.
• Author of 164 publications (Impact Factor 2013 >480; Citations:3648, H-Index:34(Google Scholar 12/13),and > 280 Abstract to international/national congresses. 91 invited partecipations to congresses.
• Peer review activity for 28 international journals.
• Member of:
1.Gruppi di Studio delle Malattie Dismetaboliche e della Aterosclerosi
2.Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (S.I.G.G.)
3.Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (S.I.M.I.)
4.Società Italiana per lo Studio dell' Aterosclerosi (S.I.S.A.)
5.Società Italiana per la Prevenzione Cardiovascolare (S.I.P.R.E.C.)
6.European Atherosclerosis Society (E.A.S.)
7.European Lipoprotein Club (E.L.C.)
8.Gerontological Society of America (G.S.A.)