Luca Cantarini 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, Siena, Italy, 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 obtained qualification in pediatric rheumatology from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, in 2007. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in biomedicine and immunologic sciences from the Section of Experimental Rheumatology, from 2006 to 2009. He is an Organizer of the XII Italian Congress of Pediatric Rheumatology (May 15–18, 2013) and a Member of the Scientific Committee of the 50° Congress of the Italian Society of Rheumatology. Moreover, Cantarini is a Member of the following scientific societies: Italian Society of Rheumatology (2006), Italian Society of Pediatrics (2009), International Society of Behcet's Disease (2009), International Society of Autoinflammatory Diseases (2009), and Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO) (2009). He is also 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 São Paulo, São 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) in 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 2 February 2014