Salvatore Piro

Associate Professor of INTERNAL MEDICINE [MED/09]
Office: P.O. Garibaldi Nesima - torre C, 4° p. - via Palermo 636
Email: piro@unict.it salvopiro@hotmail.com
Phone: +39.095.759.8356
Fax: +39.095.759.8364
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 12:00


born in Caltagirone (Catania) on May 08, 1971.

 

Work address: University of Catania, Lab. Molecular Medicine, Garibaldi-Nesima Hospital, via Palermo 636, 95122 Catania, Italy

 

Present position: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Researcher of Internal Medicine; Assistant professor of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Catania, Italy.

1991-1994: Student internship in Biology and Genetic, University of Catania, Italy.

1994-1996: Resident and Research Fellow in Endocrinology, University of Catania, Italy.

1996-2000: Ph.D. student in Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Federico II Naples in consortium with University of Catania, Italy

1999 (June-September): Post-doctoral fellow internship in U.T. Southwester Medical School, Dallas, TX, USA.

2000-2005: Medical School of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Catania, Italy.

2004 (April-December): Post-doctoral fellow in Diabetes Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bruxelles, Belgium.

2006-2011: Post-doctoral fellow in Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Italy.

Dec 2011- June 2018: Researcher of Internal Medicine University of Catania.

 

EDUCATION AND DEGREES

1991-1996: Medical School, University of Catania, Italy. Graduated on July 11, 1996.

1996-2000: PhD fellow, University Federico II, Naples, Italy; graduation on March 2001

2000-2005: Post-graduate school in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Catania; graduation cum laude on October 24, 2005.

2005-2011: Post-doc on Internal Medicine University of Catania, Italy

2011-present: Assistant professor of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Department of Biomedicine and Molecular Medicine, Catania, Italy.

 

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES AND REPRESENTATIVE ORGANIZATIONS

Member of the Italian Society of Diabetology

Member of the Italian Society of Endocrinology

Member of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine

Member of the Italian Society of Atherosclerosis

Member of COLMED (College of Italian Medicine Professors)

 

SCIENTIFIC AWARDS and GRANTS

-1998: Best oral presentation on XIX° Congress of the Italian Society of Diabetology

-2012 at present: member of scientific committees of the Italian Society of Diabetology

-2014: Fellowship Program 2014 SID-FODIRI; Principal Investigator

 

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

Major scientific interest in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine with specific reference to Diabetes and its complication, hormonal secretion, beta cell apoptosis, alpha cell dysfunction, incretin and intestinal hormones.

Publications:

-42 international publications in PubMed and in Scopus indexed journals

-over 100 abstracts presented at national and international Congress

Invited Lectures

- over 50 invited talks, seminar and lectures at major national and international meetings and national Institutions.

Collaborations with scientific journals

-Member Editorial Board Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases and “Il Diabete”

-Reviewer of Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases and PLOS One.


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Major scientific interest in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine with specific reference to Diabetes and its complication, hormonal secretion, beta cell apoptosis, alpha cell dysfunction, incretin and intestinal hormones.

KEYWORDS:
DIABETES MELLITUS -  PANCREATIC ISLETS -  INSULIN -  GLUCAGON -  INCRETIN -  GLP-1 -  APOPTOSIS -  HORMONAL SECRETION