Doctor of Medicine, U. Bologna, Italy, 1979; Certified in Gastroenterology, U. Bologna, Italy, 1985.
Assistant physician L. Cappelli Hosp, Mercato Saraceno, Italy, 1984-1989. Gastroenterologist Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, 1989-1999. Assistant professor statistics and epidemiology Toxicology School University, 1989-2000.
Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy unit M. Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy, since 1997. Consultant gastroenterologist local health unit, Cesena, 1990-1994.
Member of American Gastroentology Association, American College Gastroenterology, Society Italiana Endoscopia Digestiva, Association Italiana Studio Fegato, Association Italiana Gastroenterologi Ospedalieri, American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, New York Academy of Sciences, National Geography Society.
Married Diletta Burioli, October 26, 1980. Children: Paolo, Agnese.