Prof. Alessandro Mauro

PROFESSION:

  • University Professor of Neurology
  • Neurologist Physician
  • Medical Director of the Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit.

ACTIVITIES:

Neurology and Neurorehabilitation.

DEPARTMENT:

  • Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit of the San Giuseppe Hospital Scientific Unit of Piancavallo.
  • Sleep Medicine Centre of the San Giuseppe Hospital, Scientific Unit of Piancavallo.
  • Neuropathology Laboratory and Neurobiology Clinic of the San Giuseppe Hospital Scientific Institute of Piancavallo.

STUDIES AND AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

1978: Degree in Medicine and Surgery gained at the University of Turin.
1982: Specialisation in Neurology at the University of Turin.

TRAINING AND CAREER:

A University Researcher in Neurology from 1980 to 2001, Associate Professor of Neurology from 2001 to 2007 and Full Professor of Neurology at the Neuroscience Department of the University of Turin from 2007 to the present day.

Prof. Alessandro Mauro is the Medical Director of the University Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit, the Medical Director of the Neuropathology Laboratory and Neurobiology Clinic of the San Giuseppe Hospital Scientific Institute of Piancavallo from 2000 to the present day and is the Medical Director of the Sleep Medicine Centre of the same Hospital from 2010.

WORK AND CASE HISTORIES:

During more than thirty years of clinical work Prof. Alessandro Mauro has gained experience in all the areas of adult Neurology and, in particular, in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism, dementias, hereditary ataxias, etc.), Multiple Sclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, sleep disorders and various rare diseases (including, Familial Amyloidotic Neuropathies and cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)). The Unit directed by Prof. Alessandro Mauro includes 15 beds in Neurology and 25 beds in Neurorehabilitation for persons suffering from the whole variety of adult neurological pathologies and from the respective sequelae or consequences.

CURRENT UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES:

Prof. Alessandro Mauro has been a University lecturer in Neurology without interruption from 1980 to the present day in the context of various Degree and Specialisation Courses in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the Medical School at the University of Turin.
Prof. Alessandro Mauro is the Deputy Director of the "Rita Levi Montalcini" Department of Neuroscience at the University of Turin from 2012.

RESEARCH WORK AND PUBLICATIONS:

The main fields of research in which Prof. Alessandro Mauro has been involved from 1977 to the present day are as follows: Clinical Neurology, Neuropathology and human and experimental neuro-oncology, neurogenetics and Molecular Neuropathology of degenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, amyloidotic polyneuropathies, neuropathology cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), experimental Neuropharmacology, Sleep Medicine and Neurorehabilitation.
Prof. Alessandro Mauro is the author of more than 150 scientific articles published in indexed International journals, numerous chapters in books and the two editions (1993 and 1997) of the monograph "Brain Tumors", Springer - Berlin in collaboration with D. Schiffer, Mt Giordana and R. Soffietti. Prof. Alessandro Mauro is the co-author, together with R. Mutani, L. Lopiano, L. Durelli and A. Chiò of the neurology text: “Il Bergamini di Neurologia” Edizioni Libreria Cortina, Turin, 2011.
Prof. Alessandro Mauro is a member of national and international scientific societies, including, the Italian Association of Neuropathology and Clinical Neurobiology (AINPeNC) of which he was President from 2011 to 2013 (current past-president and a member of the Board of Governors).