Graduated in Medicine and Surgery (Pavia 14/7/78)
Specialist in Nephrology (Bologna 03/06/81)
Specialist in Nutritional Science (Pavia 16/07/85).
Head of Nephrology and Dialysis Unit in Morgagni- Pierantoni
Hospital (Forlì) since October 2011.
Head of Kidney Pre-Transplantation phase in S.Orsola-Malpighi
University Hospital of Bologna from 2003 to 2011.
From 1978 to 2011 he worked as nephrologist in Nephrology
Dialysis and Transplantation Unit in S.Orsola University Hospital
RESEARCH AREAS: 1) Renal Morphology 2) Acute Kidney Injury 3)
Diet therapy 4) Clinical Pharmacology in chronic renal failure 5)
Progression Mechanism of Kidney failure 6) Treatment of Chronic
Renal Failure 7) Artificial Replacement therapy of uraemia 8)
Biocompatibility in dialysis treatment 9) Parenteral
infections in dialysis 10) Therapeutic Aspects of viral hepatitis
in immunocompromised patients 11) Peritoneal Dialysis 12)
Clinical and organizational aspects of transplantation programs 13)
Allocation of organs for transplant 14) Physical Activity for the
prevention of cardiovascular disease in transplant patients.
The scientific research has resulted in over 300 scientific
publications (2 books published, 1 monograph, 3 book chapters, 141
original papers, 160 abstracts) published in national and
international journals and scientific texts. Publisher of the book
"Organizational aspects and communication programs to donation,
procurement and transplantation of organs" (1995) and "Viral
hepatitis in nephrology and dialysis (1998).
President of the National Congresses: "The polycystic kidney
disease and its manifestations" (Forlì April 13, 2013),
"Focus on kidney stones," (Forlì May 11 2013), "Diabetes and
Kidney" (Forlì 20 September 2014).
Scientific Secretary of the Courses of the Italian Society of
Nephrology "Best support in chronic uraemic patients on the waiting
list and in patient with kidney transplant", (Bologna, November
2005 - January 2006).
National Coordinator for the National Transplant Center of
Research Protocol "Transplantation ... and now sport". Member of
the Group of Experts of the National Transplant Center for Audit in
National and International Transplant Centers.
Member of the: Italian Society of Nephrology, Italian Society of
Organ Transplantation, European Society for Artificial Organs.
Professor for the School of Specialization in Nephrology at the
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna.
Professor of Science in Nursing. Speaker at national and
international conferences on topics related to the long-term
results of renal transplantation, the optimization of dialysis
methods, the management of waiting lists for Kidney
Medical member of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)
at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1984) and Barcelona