Professor of Respiratory Medicine, chairman Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation University of Milan, Director of Cardio-Thoracic Department and Respiratory Diseases and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Milan, Italy.
I am former President of European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2012-13 and President of Società Italiana di Pneumologia/Italian Respiratory Society (SIP/IRS) 2015-17
I published more than 320 papers in international journals. I am Chief Editor of Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine and member of the Editorial Boards of Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Associate Editor), Respiratory Research (Associate Editor), COPD (Associate Editor). My research interests include include pneumonia, tuberculosis and lung transplantation research trials. I am also interested in the role of antibiotics in the treatment of COPD exacerbations, bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis. I am also actively working on the effects of atypical bacteria infection on cellular immunity in chronic bronchitis, and the role of atypicals and viral infection in asthma onset