Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Padua Medical School, and Director of Internal Medicine 1, SS. Giovanni e Paolo Hospital Venice, Italy. His main research activities involve hypertension and cerebrovascular diseases. He has published over 300 papers, most of them in international journals, and has presented papers in many international and national meetings. He served as President of the Clinical Bioethical Committee of Padua, Secretary of the Italian Hypertension Society, VicePresident of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, as well as President of the Triveneto Section of the Italian Hypertension Society, and councillor of National and International scientific Societies.