Lucia Spicuzza

Associate Professor of RESPIRATORY DISEASES [MED/10]
Office: AOUP “G. Rodolico - San Marco” - UO Pneumologia, via S. Sofia 87, ed. 4 piano 2
Email: luciaspicuzza@tiscali.it lucia.spicuzza@unict.it
Phone: +39.095.378.1420
Mobile: +39.347.149.1891
Fax: +39.095.378.1436


1994                          

MD, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy. Thesis: Role of exhaled nitric oxide in asthma                                     

1998                           

Post Graduate Degree in Respiratory Medicine - Institute of Respiratory Diseases, University di Catania. 

Thesis: Molecular mechanisms of beta2-adrenergic receptor function in the airways

2001                           

PhD, Institute of Respiratory Diseases, University of Napoli, 

Thesis: Control of ventilation and autonomic dysfunction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Research appointments

1996 - 1997            

Research Fellow  at  the National  Heart & Lung Institute, Thoracic Medicine, Imperial  C college,  London, UK    

1998                         

Honorary Research Assistant  at  the National  Heart & Lung Institute, Thoracic  Medicine, Imperial  College,  London, UK

1999                         

Honorary Research Assistant  at  the National  Heart & Lung Institute, Thoracic  Medicine, Imperial  College,  London, UK      

1999-2005               

Several periods of clinical research at the Autonomic Nervous System Labor-atory, 

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia, Italy 


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Sleep medicine. Control of breathing, hypoxic and hypercapnic ventilatory response. Cardio-respiratory interaction. Cardiovascular and  autonomic nervous system control in sleep breathing disorders. Ventilatory control in patients with heart failure. High altitude medicine and chronic mountain sickness. Sleep disorders at high-altitudes. Sleep disorders in cystic fibrosis. Peadiatric sleep apnea. Bronchial asthma and airway pharmacology in vitro and in vivo.  Adenosine and airways.

Scientific societies

British Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians

Società Italiana di Medicina Respiratoria, Società italiana malattie respiratorie infantili

Referee for the following journals

•European  Respiratory Journal

•British Journal of Pharmacology

•Chest

•Am J Respir Crit Care Med

•Monaldi Archives of Chest Diseases