Luca Cantarini was born in Siena, Italy, on January 14, 1974. He graduated, in 2002, from the Medical School, University of Siena, Siena, Italy: 110/110 “summa cum laude, ” and specialized in rheumatology at the University of Siena, in 2006: 70/70 “summa cum laude.” He was a Rheumatology Fellow at the Rayne Institute, Lupus Research Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust, London, UK, in 2003. He has qualification in pediatric rheumatology, University “La Cattolica, ” Rome, Italy, in 2007. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in biomedicine and immunologic sciences at the Section of Experimental Rheumatology, from 2006 to 2009. He is an Organizer of the XII Italian Congress of Pediatric Rheumatology (15–18 May 2013) and Member of the Scientific Committee of the 50° Congress of the Italian Society of Rheumatology. Moreover, he is a Member of the following scientific societies: Italian Society of Rheumatology (2006), Italian Society of Pediatrics (2009), International Society for Behcet's Disease (2009), International Society for Autoinflammatory diseases (2009), and Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO) (2009) and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Supplement devoted to Behcet's and Autoinflammatory Conditions of Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Cantarini has been a Referral Physician for genetic testing in autoinflammatory disorders at the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, since January 2012, and a Referee in more than 50 peer‐reviewed journals. He is involved in clinical and laboratory research with his 88 publications (14 manuscripts in press) on International Journals with Impact Factor. His publications are mainly dedicated to rare disorders. In particular, his publications are mainly dedicated to the genetic, pathogenetic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of systemic autoinflammatory disorders (monogenic periodic fever syndromes and Behcet's disease), autoimmune disorders (e.g., recurrent idiopathic pericarditis and Uveitis), and pediatric rheumatology.
Biography Updated on 19 November 2013