Biography & Research:
Degree cum laude in Medicine and Surgery in 1990
From May 3rd, 1991 until July 19th, 1991 attendance of the Health Military School in Florence, Italy.
From August 2nd, 1991 until August 2nd, 1992 military medical officer at the Military Hospital of Catanzaro.
Specialization cum laude in Geriatrics in 1996 at the University of Reggio Calabria, in Catanzaro.
PhD in Neurobiology in 2005 at the University of Catania
Geriatrician at St. Vincenzo Hospital in Catanzaro from March 29th, 1996 until June 30th, 2002;
Geriatric consultant at St. Rita’s nursing home located in Mesoraca from October 5th, 2000 until June 30th, 2002.
Geriatrician at the Elderly Health Care, ASP Catanzaro, since July 15th, 2002; geriatrician ASP Catanzaro, Centro Regionale di Neurogenetica and Ambulatory for Cognitive Disorders, Catanzaro Lido from July 1st, 2014 until June 5th, 2016. Presently he is working as Director of Center for Cognitive Disorders and Dementia, ASP Catanzaro, in Catanzaro.
Official H index: 22
His work focuses on the assessment and care of elderly patients. Most of his patients are affected with neurological and psychiatric disorders in particular, senile dementia, Parkinson’s disease and depressive disorders.
He is engaged in various care settings such as ambulatory, home and residential care settings.
Contract Professor at the Chair of Pharmacology, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro.
His main interests are in the fields of Psychopharmacology and Geriatric Pharmacology.
He is a member of both local and national geriatric associations (AGE, AIP, SIGG).
He participated in several national and international conferences and congresses, also as a chairman and speaker. He wrote about 115 in extenso manuscripts and 200 abstracts. He is referee/reviewer for some international journals such as, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, General Hospital Psychiatry and, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.
He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in 2015.