Giovanni Savettieri got his Degree in Medicine in 1971 from the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy. He became a Board in Neurology (1975) and in Psychiatry (1977). He was a Fellow at the Clinica delle Malattie Nervose e Mentali, University of Palermo (1971–1974), an Assistant at the Clinica delle Malattie Nervose e Mentali, University of Messina (1974–1977), and a Stage at the Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Palermo (1977). From 1978 to 1985, he was an Assistant at the Clinica Neurologica, University of Palermo and a Stage at the Laboratory of the Muscular Group Research of the Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Savettieri was an Associate Professor of semeiotica neurologica and neurology at the University of Palermo in 1985 and 1992, respectively. During the period between 1994 and 1997, he was a Full Professor of neurology at the University of Naples Federico II. In 1995, he became a Visiting Professor at the Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, USA. Since November 1997, he has been a Full Professor of neurology, University of Palermo. In addition, Savettieri was the Director of the Institute of Neuropsychiatry, University of Palermo (1998–2003). Meantime, he is the Director of the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry and the Neurologic Unit, “Policlinico Universitario”, University of Palermo. Moreover, he is the President of the Degree Course for Physiotherapist, the Coordinator of the Section of Neurology of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Past President of the Neuroepidemiology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology, and the Director of the Specialty School of Neurology. The current topics of his research are studies on development and differentiation of neurons in vitro; epidemiology of multiple sclerosis; descriptive, analytic, and genetic epidemiology of Parkinson's disease; epidemiology of some neurological diseases in Sicily. Savettieri publications and communications are about 350.
Biography Updated on 23 March 2009