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Year of birth


University degree

Medicine and surgery, Bologna University, 1979

Post-graduate specialization

Pathologies of the Respiratory System and Clinical Pharmacology

Scientific activity

  • Professor at the post-graduate specialization school of thoracic surgery, Bologna University
  • Memeber of the Board of Directors of the no-profit association Associazione Onlus Prevenzione e Salute Dott. Alessandro Zanasi
  • Member of: ERS (European Society of PulmonologyPneumologia), ACCP (American College of Chest Physicians), SIF (Società Italiana di Farmacologia)
  • Author of more than 150 papers and  5 monographies about coughing and other related topics
  • His studies were the subject of several lectures and communications at national and in ternational congresses and of papers in scientific journals in the field of pulmonology.

Professional career

  • From 1981 to 1995: physician assistant at the Respiratory Physiopathology Unit and at the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Policlinico S. Orsola, Bologna
  • Since 1996: managing coordinator of external clinical activities of the Respiratory Physiopathology Unit at responsabile Azienda Ospedaliera S. Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
  • Since 1996: chairman of  AIST (Associazione Italiana Studio Tosse)
  •  2001: Coordinator of the interdisciplinary day hospital clinic for the treatment of thoraco-pulmonary diseases at Azienda Ospedaliera S. Orsola-Malpighi
  • Since 2006: Director of the Smoking Cessation Center at’Azienda Ospedaliera S. Orsola-Malpighi and local representative of the group “Territorio senza fumo”
  • Since 2009: vice-president of ATP (Thoraco-Pulmonary Alliance)