Prof. Vincenzo Silani is the director of the Department of Neurology-Stoke Unit and of the Laboratory of Neuroscience since 2002 and is Professor of Neurology. After having graduated in Medicine, he completed the Residency program in both Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Milan Medical School cum laude. He spent a long formative period in the U.S. , at first at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, then at Columbia University in New York gaining also the ECFMG-USA examination. Being an expert of in vitro human neural cell models, he widely engaged in staminology, transplantology and, more lately, genetics related to neurodegerative disorders. He founded a group (SLAGEN) for the genetic study of ALS/FTD and coordinated different research groups becoming also Co-Chairman of the ALS and Frontotemporal dementia Subspeciality Scientific Panel (SSPs) of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
Associate Professor of the Neurology Department and Stroke Unit Coordinator – Quality Manager for the Department of Neurology with experience in electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). Previous laboratory experience concerning the istopathologic diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases. Graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan Medical School cum laude (1985), residency in Neurology, University of Milan Medical School with 70/70 (1989). Manager Formation Certificate at the “Managerial Formation Course for complex structure directors (Leonardo)” at IreF’s Health Management School collaborating with MIP-Milan Engeneering School with 40/40 (2001). First Level Master in Cerebrovascular Diseases-University of Milan Medical School (2009), Second Level Master in Cerebrovascular Diseases-University of Milan Bicocca (2010). Degree in Chinese Traditional Medicine-Acupuncture- SO WEN School of Milan (2010).
Dr. Campana graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan Medical School in 1999 and completed the Residency Program in Neurology at the same University in 2006. Winner of a scholarship of the duration of 12 months for a multicentric pharmacological Trial in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. Since 2008 he works as a full time Consultant Neurologist at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, with the supervision on clinical problems in the Stroke Unit and the Emergency Department. Dr. Campana is responsible for the outpatient clinic for Movement Disorders.
After graduating in Medicine in 1996 at the University of Milan Medical School, he accomplished various Neuroscience internships at the Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory of the Institute of Neurology (1998-2000), Department of Pharmacologic Sciences (2000-2002) and Clinical Neurophysiology Service of the Institute of Neurology (1997-2002) at the University of Milan Medical School. After the Residency in Neurology at the University of Milan Medical School (1997-2002), he became Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology -Stoke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. He is the Coordinator of the Center devoted to the Huntington’s Disease and Responsible for the genetic diagnosis service for Huntington’s disease and Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA).
After having graduated cum laude in Medicine in 2000 at the University of Milan Medical School, she completed the Residency in Neurology in 2006. She is a clinical neurologist formed in the field of neurodegenerative diseases affecting cognition and subsequently she acquired professional competence in cerebrovascular diseases and ultrasound diagnostic (EcoColorDoppler of the epi-aortal arterial vessels). She conducts her activity as Assistant Professor at the Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano and is directly involved in the management and collection of both clinical cases in the Rete Lombarda Stroke data.
Laureata in Medicina e Chirurgia nel 2002 presso L’Università degli Studi di Milano, specializzata in Neurologia nel 2007 c/o Unità Operativa di Diagnostica e Studio delle Malattie Neuromuscolari del Policlinico di Milano (CDF). Dal 2008 al 2011 ha volto attività assistenziale c/o U.O Neurologia e Neurofisiologia (EMG e EEG) dell’Ospedale di Niguarda di Milano, in seguito c/o Unità Operativa di Neuroriabilitazione della Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri. Attualmente svolge l’attività assistenziale presso la degenza, il pronto soccorso, gli ambulatori ed il Servizio di Neurofisiologia (EMG, EEG) presso l’U.O. di Neurologia dell’Ospedale San Luca-IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. Specializzata nello studio delle Malattie Muscolari, delle Neuropatie Disimmuni e delle Neuropatie Dolorose atttraverso lo studio di tessuto muscolare scheletrico e di nervo periferico e la partecipazione a trial terapeutici multicentrici nazionali ed internazionali sulle neuropatie disimmuni.
Supervisor of the Neurophysiology Service of the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano since 2008, he is Teaching Professor in the Neurology Residency Programm and the Bachelor course for Neurophysiology Techniques at the University of Milan Medical School. After graduating in Medicine in 1991 and obtaining the Specialization in Clinical Neurophysiology in 1997, he worked at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milano and then at the Casa di Cura S.Maria-Multimedica at Castellanza (VA). He’s interested in Electromyography (EMG), Single Fibre Electromyography, Multimodal Evoked Potentials (Motor, Somatosensory, Visual and Acustic). He’s an expert of botulinum toxin treatment of both idiopathic and secondary dystonia, limb spasticity and idiopathic hyperhidrosis. For years he has largely shown interest for chronic pelvic pain, incontinence, and for the treatment of those pathologies through sacral neuromodulating and pudendo nerve implants. He’s an expert for the neurophysiological diagnosis of motor neuron degenerative diseases, adult and newborn traumatic nervous lesions, and of the electromyografic diaphragm study. Since 2011 he collaborates for the European validation of the neurophysiological criteria for motor neuron diseases (Awaji validation project). He is Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano.
He graduated cum laude in Medicine at the University of Milan Medical School in 2006. Afterwards he worked as a Neurology Resident from 2007 to 2011 in the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano of Milan directed by Professor Silani. From March 2011 to July 2012 he spent his time working as a visiting research fellow at the Department of Molecular Neuroscience of the UCL Institute of Neurology –London under supervision of Professor John Hardy. After his Residency in Neurology achieved cum laude in September 2012, he is Clinical Research Associate/PhD student at the UCL Institute of Neurology-London under supervision of Prof J. Hardy and Prof. N. Woods. Dr. Mencacci has his main interest into the clinic and genetics of Parkinson’s Disease and of other movement disorders (dystonia, corea and myoclonus).
Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, San Luca Hospital, in Milana. His interest lies in the neurodegenerative motor neuron diseases. He does an active work in the ward and in clinical research (clinical trials). He has past experiences and professional competence in the field of muscular diseases (Policlinico di Milano, neuromuscular pathologies Laboratory) and of cerebrovascular diseases (IRCCS Istituto Auxologico, Stroke Unit). After having graduated in Medicine in July 1993 at the University of Milan Medical School, he completed the Residency in Neurology at the University of Milan Medical School in November 1999. He obtained the 5th ASC (Associazione Scuola Cefalee) Course Diploma, a residential course in 3 modules in November 2006. He is Responsible for the clinic for headaches at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico and is the contact person for corneal transplant for the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano.
Dr.Morelli, who graduated in Medicine in 2005, specialized in Neurology in 2010 at the University of Milan Medical School and is Fellow of the European Board of Neurology since June 2013. She works as a Consultant Neurologist at the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit of the San Luca Hospital-IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. She carries out her activity at the ward, the Emergency Department, and the Neurophysiology Service (EEG). She is interested in ALS, particularly in the study of biomarkers, and contributed in the management of the database of affected patients for the ALS Center of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. Since 2007 she has been participating at different experimental therapeutic trials, which where multicentric, both national and international.
Dr. Barbara Poletti is the Supervisor of the Neuropsychology and the Clinical Psychology Service of the San Luca Hostpital in Milan, at which she practices clinical activity and collaborates to national and international research projects. She graduated in 2009 cum laude in Psychology at the University of Padova. In 2007 she majored in Cognitive Psychotherapy cum laude. Since 2007 she has been Teaching Professor at the Medicine Department of the University of Milan Medical School for General Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychology of Disability. In 2009 she concluded the Ph.D. in Aging Physiopathology at the University of Milan Medical School. Dr. Poletti’s experience in the neurodegenerative disorders and in the development of cognitive assessment instruments for patients with verbal-motor disabilities is sustained by numerous publications, in both national and international jounals.
Dr. Nicola Ticozzi is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Milan Medical School affiliated with the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit and Laboratory of Neuroscience of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. After having graduated in Medicine and specialized in Neurology both cum laude at the University of Milan Medical School, he became Research Fellow at the Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research-Massachussets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and University of Massachussets Medical School, where he deepened his knowledge about genetics and neurodegenerative diseases. He is member of an international group with the aim of discovering the genetic causes for ALS/FTD and is also a member of the Scientific Board of AISLA. He contributed to organize several formative courses on neurodegenerative diseases. He is the author of 28 publications on peer-reviewed international journals.
After having signed up in the Medicine Faculty of the University of Milan Medical School in the academic year 2003/2004, he did an internship at the Department of Neurology San Luca Hospital-IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano-University of Milan Medical School. Here he started, after a first training in the Stroke Unit, to approach neurodegenerative diseases with particular attention to the motor neuron diseases. In that field he did his first experiences of basic science research. He achieved the qualification for the medical profession in February 2011. During the first period after his graduation he become confident with ultrasound diagnostic. In 2012 he entered the Neurology Residency at the University of Milan Medical School. During his residency he carries out regular ward activities, clinical research, management of the biological bank (BioBank) and the execution of therapeutic trials with particular interest for motor neuron diseases.
Being a Medical Student at the Medicine Department of the University of Milan since 2005, he did an internship at the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico of Milan. He spent a short formative period in the Laboratory of Neuroscience, where he studied the genetics of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. After having graduated cum Laude in Medicine in July 2011, he gained the license for the medical profession in 2012. In the same year he entered the Neurology Residency program of the University of Milan Medical School. He carries out normal ward activity in the Stroke Unit of the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, with a specific interest in cerebrovascular pathologies and vascular diagnostic with ultrasound. Furthermore, he deals with the management and collection of data from patients affected by cerebrovascular diseases.
He got the high school diploma (classical study) at the Carducci High School of Milan and graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan Medical School in 2011 cum laude. He did an internship at the Department of Hepatology of the Policlinico Hospital and then, after the choice of committing himself to the study of the nervous diseases, another one at the Department of Neurology of the Istituto Auxologico Italiano directed by Prof. Silani, where he wrote his graduation thesis about the linkage between the Polymorphisms of the Paraxonase genes and ALS’s phenotype. Since 2012 he is a Resident of the Specialization program in Neurology of the University of Milan Medical School. He spent also formative periods in the Department of Geriatrics of the Policlinico Hospital and in the Stroke Unit of the Istituto Auxologico. His clinical and research activities address mainly the motor neuron diseases and frontotemporal dementia, with particular attention to the genetic aspects. He’s also supervisor of the clinical databank of the motor neuron diseases of the Department of Neurology of the Istituto Auxologico.
As Scientific Secretary Coordinator at the Istituto Nazionale per la Cura e lo Studio dei Tumori di Milano she participated to different national and international courses concerning the management of clinical studies and research. Since December 2003 she has been working as the Director’s Assistant for the clinical and academic part of the Department of Neurology-Stroke Unit , in the scientific administrative office for the development of databases, research projects, management of patients in the Registro Lombardo Malattie Rare, preparation of ECM courses, bibliographic researches, and the coordination of the activities of the “Dino Ferrari” Center Section. She is responsible of the organization of the Laboratory of Neuroscience in contact with European and Nord-American international scientific organizations for what concerns research projects. She liaises with several other Patient Associations as AISLA, “Aldo Perini” Association, AMP-Parkinson Lombardia and Associazione Italiana Corea di Huntington (AICH). Furthermore, she organizes the day hospital (DH) devoted to patients affected by Motor neuron Diseases (ALS) and Fronto Temporal Dementia (FTD).
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