Laurea in Medicina, University Bologna, 1974.
Resident in gastroenterology University Bologna, 1974-1977, resident in internal medicine, 1977-1979, researcher, 1980-1996. Minister of Public Instruction fellow University Chieti, Italy, 1976-1977, 80. Head division medicine Hospital Faenza, since 1996, director medical department, since 1999.
Visiting scientist Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, 1985, visiting professor, 1986.
Member Italian Society Alcatology (president 1997-1999), American Society Alcohol Research, Italian Association for Study of the Liver, Italian Society Gastroenterology.
Married Silvia Tabanelli, March 15, 1998. Children: Niccolo, Bernardo, Benedetta.