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Maria Luisa Brandi

Maria Luisa Brandi, Italian endocrinologist, educator. Certified Italian National Board Endocrinology. Recipient Women's award, Italian Association Osteoarticular Disorders, 2004.


  • Brandi, Maria Luisa was born on July 31, 1953 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy. Daughter of Domenico and Livia (Guadagni) Brandi.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Florence University, Italy, 1977. Postgraduate in Endocrinology, Florence University, Italy, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Cell Biology, Florence University, Italy, 1988.


    • Research fellow in endocrinology University Florence, 1977—1980, research associate in medicine, 1980-1984, 88-92, assistant professor endocrinology, physiopathology department, 1992-2000, professor endocrinology, internal medicine department, since 2000, director Regional Center on Hereditary Endocrine Cancers, since 2002, director, master on metabolic bone diseases Italy, since 2006. Director Metbolic Bone Disease Unit, since 2007. Visiting scientist metabolic diseases branch National Institute Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1984-1988.

      President F.I.R.M.O. Foundation.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Italian National Board Endocrinology.


    • Editor-in-chief: Clinical Cases on Bone and Mineral Metabolism.


    Recipient award Premio Roussel Italia, 1988, European Osteoporosis Foundation, 1989, Premio Schering della Societá Italiana di Endocrinologia, 1990, International Gerontological award Sandoz Foundation for Gerontological Research, 1991, Helena Rubenstein award for women in science, 1998, general secretary, ESCEO. Member of Stoliere Society Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Italian Society for Osteoporosis, Italian Osteoporosis Society (president), Italian Endocrine Society (Senior award 2003), Endocrine Society, American Society Bone and Mineral Research, American Society Cell Biology.



    Travel, gymnastics, art.


    • 1 child, Brando.
    • father: Domenico Brandi
    • mother: Livia (Guadagni) Brandi
    • child: Brando Brandi
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    Born July 31, 1953
    (age 64)
    • 1977
      Florence University
    • 1980
      Florence University
    • 1988
      Florence University
    • 2007
      director, Metbolic Bone Disease Unit
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