graduated (MD) from the University of Turin
and later specialised in endocrinology and Internal medicine.
He joined the University of Milan as an Intern and rose to the position of Director, 2nd school of specialisation in Endocrinology.
He was the Editor-in Chief of the European Journal of Endocrinology from 1998-2007.
He is on the Editorial Boards of various journals including Thyroid (1994 to present) and PLOS Medicine (2004 to present).
He has been Secretary, Italian Society of Endocrinology and has been a member of its Executive Committee.
has also held memberships of the Executive memberships of the EFES and the European thyroid Association
He has been on the Programme organising committees (POC) of the International Congress of Endocrinology (Sydney 2000) and member of the POC of the last 4 European Congresses of Endocrinology.
has been an Invited speaker and has also chaired various National and International Meetings.
is also the winner of the ETA Merck Prize 2006.
has collaborated internationally with various research institutions all over the world.
has published more than 400 papers in various journals and books.