Maurizio Leone was born in Torino, Piedmont, Italy, on November, 1955. He obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Turin, Turin, Italy, in 1980. From 1981 to 1986, he became a Resident at the Clinica Neurologica of the same University and the Epidemiological Unit of the Turin Health Authority. He also received the Board Certification in neurology and in clinical neurophysiology in 1984 and 1991, respectively. Dr. Leone was a Guest Researcher at the Neuroepidemiology Branch, NINCDS, NIH, Bethesda, Md, USA, for one year (1986-1987). After 1987, he worked at the departments of neurology of several hospitals of North Italy as a Senior Attendant. He is currently the Head of the Multiple Sclerosis Centre at the Department of Neurology, Ospedale Maggiore della Carit à, Novara, Italy. He is also a Consultant at the Laboratorio di Neurologia, Mario Negri Pharmacological Institute in Milan, Italy. He is the Chairman of the Scientific Panel Substance abuse and Neurotoxicology and the Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies and President of the Italian Association of Neuroepidemiology. He is Member of the Italian Society of Neurology, European Neurological Society and New York Academy of Sciences, Associate Editor of European Journal of Neurology and Neurology International, and referee for many neurological journals. His research area includes neuroepidemiology, including descriptive and etiological epidemiology (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, alcohol-related neurological diseases, and epilepsy), and outcome research. He is the author of 115 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 240 abstracts.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013