Rome (Italy), 22 December 1958
Graduated in Medical Sciences (cum Laude) at the Rome University “La Sapienza”. Specialisations in Cardiology and in Sports Medicine. Honorary Doctor in Sport Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Profesor Honorario, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Doctorate “Honoris Causa” in Health Sciences, Catholic University San Antonio, Murcia, Spain.
Rector at the State Sports University of Rome “Foro Italico” (2013-2019); Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, Sports Medicine Unit, University of Rome “Foro Italico”; Scientific Director of the FIFA ((Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Medical Center of Excellence of Rome (2010-). Contributed to several topics in Sport Medicine and Sport Science, particularly on cardiovascular response to physical exercise and training, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition and antidoping. Author of about 200 scientific publications.
President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (2010-); Member of the Foundation Board (2015-) and of the Health, Medical and Research Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency-WADA (2008-); Member of the Medical & Scientific Expert Group of the International Olympic Committee (2014-); Member of the Medical Commission of the Association of the National Olympic Committees-ACNO (2014- ); Member of the Medical and Antidoping Commission of the European Olympic Committees-EOC (2015-); Member of the Medical Committee of the World Olympians Association -WOA (2015-); Member of the Executive Board (2008-2016) and Chairman of the Medical Committee (1996-2016) of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne; Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Olympic Committee (2001-2009/2013-2017).