Education: Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna in 1979 (full marks).
Specialist in Nephrology at the University of Bologna in 1983.
Specialist in Biomedical Technologies at the University of Bologna in 1987.
Study stays and upgrades: University of Rostock, DDR, 1988; Center for Transplantation at the University of Grenoble 1994; Transplant Center of the University of Oxford 1994; Gambro Research Center, Lund, Sweden 1995.
Managerial training course for Directors in 2015.
Career: Director Nephrology and Dialysis Ravenna, AUSL of Romagna, from 2010
Director of the Department of Internal Medicine Ravenna, AUSL of Romagna, from 2015
Assistant Professor at the Chair of Nephrology of the University of Bologna (Unit of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation of University Hospital of Bologna) from 1986 to 2010
Holder of Nephrology Teaching at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna (Degree Course in Physical Therapy) from 2004 to 2010.
Holder of Nephrology Teaching at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna (Degree in Nursing Sciences, Ravenna) from 2012 till today.
Holder of the "Immunology of Transplants" teaching at the School of Specialtiy in Nephrology at the University of Bologna from 2001 to 2011.
Holder of the "Legal and Organizational Aspects of Renal Transplantation" at the Nephrology Specialty School of the University of Bologna from 2001 to 2006.
Holder of the "Primitive Glomerular Nephropathy" teaching at the Nephrology Specialty School of the University of Bologna from 2011 till today.
Coordinator of Emilia-Romagna's regional waiting list for kidney transplantation since 2001
Coordinator of the special list for "immunized" patients of AIRT (Interregional Association Renal Transplantation)
Accomplishments: Member of the regional Committee "Nephrology Organizational/Nursing Models".
Member of the National Working Group "Waiting list Kidney Transplantation" and "Renal Urgencies".
Member of the National Audit Committees for Renal Transplant Centers and for Transplant Coordination Centers.
Member of the Technical Commission "Kidney transplantation" of the Health Department of the Emilia-Romagna Region
Member of the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN) since 1980.
Member of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO) since 1983, (member of the Board from 2006 to 2012).
Member of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association (EDTA) since 1989.
Member of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) from 1991 to 2010.
Member of the Interregional Association for Renal transplantation (AIRT) since 1995, (member of the Board from 2002 to 2005)
Member of the International Society of Transplantation from 1999 to 2011.
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Artificial Organs since 1990.
Member of Artificial Organs' Referees since 1997 and Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis since 2006
Publications: Co-author of 323 scientific papers (1 monograph, 6 chapters in books, 158 publications, 159 abstract). Author ID: 7004215339.
Google Scholar: citations 586, H index 14, iH-index 18.
Scopus: citations 384, h-index 11
Awards Winner of a Prize of the Italian Society of Nephrology (National Congress of 2001) for the paper "Role of histological evaluation in the allocation of the kidneys of Suboptimal donors ".
Winner of an ERA-EDTA Award for Best Contributions Presented at the 38th EDTA Congress (2001) on "The role of cytokine genic polymorphism in renal transplantation".
Other Clinical activities performed: treatment and care of the main nephropaties, particularly glomerular and immunosuppressive treatments; care of of chronic kidney failure patients by dialysis (hemo and peritoneal) and renal transplantation; experienced in treatment of acute renal failure and vascular access; management of a Nephrology and Dialysis unit. Organization of a kidney transplant program.
Research activities: in dialysis field uremic osteodistrophy, hemoperfusion, biocompatibility and coagulation; in the transplant field new immunological techniques, hyperimmmunized patients, informatics and statistics. In the clinical nephrology field glomerular nephropaties.
Languages spoken: English and French