EDUCATION â€¢ 1977 University of Pisa Medical School; Degree: MD, Magna cum Laude. â€¢ 1980 University of Pisa, School of Medicine; Degree: Specialist in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Magna cum Laude. â€¢ 1977-1980 Resident in Endocrinology at University of Pisa; â€¢ 1980-2000 Researcher at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2001-present Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa. â€¢ 1991-present Professor at postgraduate Schools of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Environmental and Working Health, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, Pneumology, Clinical Pathology, Thermal Medicine University of Pisa. â€¢ 2001-present Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2001-present Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Odontology, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2007-present Director of postgraduate School of Thermal Medicine, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2007-present Professor at the PhD School â€œClinical and Experimental Pharmacologyâ€, University of Pisa. â€¢ 2007-present Deputy President of the Educational Board, School of Medicine, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2008-present Director Master in Thalassotherapy, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2009-present Director of postgraduate School of Geriatrics, University of Pisa; â€¢ 2009-present Director of Molecular Biology and Cell Culture Lab. of the Centre for Biological and Pathological Research in Geriatrics, University of Pisa â€¢ 2010-present member of the Scientific Board of the PhD School â€œ Biomedical Technology in Internal Medicineâ€ University of Rome â€œLa Sapienzaâ€ CLINIC â€¢ 1998-2007 - Deputy Chief of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa. â€¢ Currently - Director, Geriatrics and Gerontology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa RESEARCH â€¢ Referee for the following international scientific journals: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid, Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetologia, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Circulation, Diabetologia, Endocrinology, European Journal of Internal Medicine, BioMed Central Endocrine Disorders, European Journal of Endocrinology, European Journal of Neurology, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, Translational Research, The Open Autoimmunity Journal, Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, Maturitas. â€¢ Member of the Editorial Board of: â€œEuropean Journal of Internal Medicineâ€ (the official Journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine); â€œJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolismâ€ (the official clinical Journal of the Endocrine Society); â€œThe Open Autoimmunity Journalâ€; â€œRecent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discoveryâ€; â€œActa Medica Labronicaâ€. â€¢ Ordinary Member: Italian Society of Endocrinology, Italian Thyroid Association (member of the Group for coordination of â€œScientific Research Protocolsâ€); European Thyroid Association; Endocrine Society. â€¢ Member of the Scientific Board of â€œCentro di Area Vasta Nord Ovest per la Farmacovigilanzaâ€. â€¢ Member of the Scientific Board of the PhD School of â€œMedical and Pharmacological Physiopathologyâ€œ, University of Pisa and of â€œBiomedical Technology in Clinical Medicineâ€ University of â€œLa Sapienzaâ€, Rome. â€¢ Coordinator of several national research projects, supported by Ministero dellâ€™UniversitÃ e della Ricerca Scientifica, Rome, Italy. â€¢ Main scientific fields of interest: physiopathology of endocrine disorders, thyroid autoimmune disorders, metabolic, cardiovascular and neuromuscular dysfunction in thyroid dysfunction, immunological and endocrine complications of cytokine therapy for multiple sclerosis, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules, physiopathology of Purinergic receptors (P2) in normal thyroid cells and thyroid cancer. â€¢ His scientific production includes more than 100 original papers published in Italian and International peer reviewed scientific journals and more than 500 abstracts and full text proceedings of presentations at Italian and International scientific meetings.