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Roberto Piperno

Adjunct professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Roberto Piperno  After the Medicine degree he specialized in Neurology and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

He is the Director of the Operative Unit of Rehabilitation Medicine at Maggiore Hospital and Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Centre for severe brain injury “Casa Dei Risvegli Luca De Nigris” at Bellaria Hospital, Azienda USL of Bologna .

Member of the steering committees of the Gra.Cer. (severe brain injury) network and of the spinal injury network for the regional health government of Emilia Romagna. Member of the Multiple Sclerosis Observatory of Emilia Romagna regional government.

He also contributed to the clinical path for severe brain injured patients and for spinal injured patients of the Azienda USL of Bologna. He is also member of the board for most severely disabled people of the Azienda USL of Bologna.

Fellow of the Società Italiana di medicina Fisica e Riabilitazione (SIMFER) and of the Società Italiana di Riabilitazione Neurologica (SIRN), of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) and of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM).  Member of the scientific committee of the Federazione Associazioni Trauma Cranico (La Rete). Scientific advisor of the Centro Studi per la Ricerca sul Coma, Bologna.

He teaches at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna (Physical Medicine In Neurological Rehabilitation for the degree in Physiotherapy.

His professional experience is mainly devoted to neurorehabilitation, with special emphasis in brain injury, spinal cord damage, stroke and multiple sclerosis. He has also experience in Movement Analysis.

He took part in previous research projects of the EU on rehabilitation of young people after traumatic brain injury and on Movement Analysis, in a research project of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità on movement disorders in the elderly, and in the research project funded by the Italian Ministry Of Health entitled "Il percorso assistenziale integrato nei pazienti con Grave Cerebrolesione Acquisita"; principal investigator of the Italian research project VESTA on Vegetative State.

He participated to the Italian GISCAR survey (severe brain injury) and to the Italian GISEM survey (spinal cord injury).

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