MD from University of Bari, Italy, in July 2000. Specialized in the same University in Psychiatry in January 2005. During the School of Specialization, he was member of research group on Psychiatric Neurosciences and worked on Neuro-Imaging using functional MRI and Spectroscopy applied in
patients affected by schizophrenia.
Since October 2006, when his daughter was diagnosed with ASD, he started working with
Biomedical Treatment of ASDs using the knowledge of Autism Research Institute –
San Diego (CA). He followed medical training for several months at the “The
Rimland Centre” – Lynchburg (VA) under the mentoring of Dr E. Mumper. He is
still attending annual scientific meeting and training of Autism Research
He is now director of the “Biomedical Centre for Autism Research and Treatment”
in Bari – Italy, and working in several towns of Italy, as well as in several
Countries, exclusively with children affected by ASDs. In 2010, in collaboration
with Dr. Dario Siniscalco, Second University of Naples, he founded a research
group to study molecular and cellular changes in ASDs. This group is conducting
several research projects and has already published several works on international
peer-reviewed journals in the field of Autism.
His works received 553 citations so far, with h-index: 13.
He received several international grants for his researches on autism.