Maria Grazia Grasso

Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy


Maria Grazia Grasso was born in Rome, Italy, in 1959. She graduated from the La Sapienza University of Rome in 1986, with a thesis entitled “Familial risk in a series of MS patients.” In 1990, she was awarded a postgraduate degree in neurology from the Neuroscience Department of La Sapienza University of Rome. She went on to do a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience at La Sapienza University of Rome, which she completed in 1993. She was subsequently awarded a postgraduate degree in physical medicine and Rehabilitation by the University of Messina in 2002. She has been working in S. Lucia Foundation Rehabilitation Hospital (IRCCS) In Rome (Italy) since 1989. She has been the Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Ward at this hospital since 2003. She has collaborated as an Ad Hoc Referee for the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM), Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, European Journal of Neurology, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. She was a Scientific Committee Member of FISM in 2009 and 2010. She is involved above all in the clinical and rehabilitative aspects of multiple sclerosis. In particular, she has conducted studies on the impact of symptoms such as dysphagia, respiratory impairment and cognitive disorders on the quality of life of MS patients, and the role of rehabilitation as a means of treating such symptoms.

Biography Updated on 5 September 2013

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