Doctor of Medicine, School Medicine. Graduate with honours, University Genoa, 1987.
Resident, postdoctoral fellow division occupational medicine San Martino University Hospital, Genoa, 1987—1992, director, pulmonary function tests laboratory preventive and occupational medicine unit, since 1993, Principal investigator PFTs lab, since 1996. Postdoctoral fellow, respiratory disease school medicine University Genoa, 1991, assistant professor, institute occupational medicine, 1992—1993, reader respiratory pathophysiology, Postgraduate School Occupational Medicine, 1999. Principal investigator in multicenters copd trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies PFTs Lab, San Martino University Hospital, Genoa, Italy, since 1996.
Member of Society Italiana di Medicina Respiratoria (full membership 2002-2009), European Respiratory Society 1998—2009, Maratoneti Genovesi (master athlete 2000-2009).
Married Paola Barisione, September 22, 1990. Children: Matteo, Caterina.