Doctor of Medicine, University Messina, 1976. Certified in Neurology, University Messina, 1980.
Research fellow Muscular Dystrophy Laboratories University Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 1978-1979. Researcher in neurology University Messina, 1980-1994. Research fellow Neuromuscular Center University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1985-1986.
Professor neurology University Messina, since 1994. Director Institute Neurological and Neurosurg. Sciences, University Messina, since 1996.
External referee Arthritis Society of Canada, since 1985.
Member Italian Association Neuropathology (steering committee 1990-1996), Italian Society Neurology (steering committee since 1996), Italian Autonomic Nervous Systems Association (founding member, steering committee 1996).
Married Angela Mantarro Spadaro, April 19, 1979. Children: Gianluca, Valeria.