Salvatore Battaglia was born in Palermo (Italy) on January 2, 1974. He graduated with M.D. degree cum laude in 1998 at Palermo University, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He performed his Residency Program in respiratory medicine at the same university (1999–2002). He spent a training period of 15 months (2001–2002) in the Department of Pulmonology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, ZH, The Netherlands. During this period Battaglia worked on inflammation and oxidative stress in asthma and in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and he was supervised by professor P. J. Sterk, P. S. Hiemstra, and K. F. Rabe. His research collaboration with the Department of Pulmonology of Leiden is ongoing. In 2006 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in experimental respiratory pathophysiology (fisiopatologia respiratoria sperimentale) at Parma University, Parma, Italy, and he defended his thesis on "Local and systemic inflammation and oxidative stress in obstructive lung diseases." Battaglia currently works as an Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario) of respiratory medicine at the University of Palermo. His research activity is focused on asthma and COPD in the fields of small airways, systemic aspects of COPD, oxidative stress, noninvasive techniques, health related quality of life, and chronic obstruction in elderly patients. The results of these studies have been published on international peer-review journals. His h-index is 10 as calculated by Scopus. He carries out his clinical activity in the Department of Pulmonology of the University of Palermo (c/o V. Cervello Hospital). He teaches respiratory medicine at the Schools of Medicine and Nursing of the University of Palermo. He is an Active Member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), of the Italian Societies of Respiratory Medicine (SIMER), and of the Italian Societies of Geriatric Respiratory Medicine (SIMREG). Battaglia also serves as a referee for international peer-review journals.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2013