Prof. Franco Capsoni

Educational Background

  • 1974
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery (110/110 cum laude) at Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan University)
  • 1978
  • Specialization in Laboratory and Clinical Hematology at Università di Pavia (Pavia University)
  • 1981
  • Specialization in Infectious Diseases, Università di Milano (Milan University)
  • 2002 to date
  • Confirmed Associate Professor of Rheumatology at Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan University).

Professional Experience

2013 to date

  • Head of the General Medicine O.U. with specialization in Immunology and Rheumatology at Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS.
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Head of the O.U. of University Rheumatology at Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi IRCCS.
  • 2000 - 2005
  • He carried out an outpatient and consultancy activity in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
  • 1980 - 2005
  • He began his hospital activity at Ospedale Policlinico di Milano (hospital located in Milan) by regularly working as a physician assistant in hospital departments and wards, by acting also as Head of department and by providing emergency medical assistance at first aid stations.
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Confirmed Researcher in the disciplinary field of Rheumatology.
  • 1980 - 1999
  • Confirmed Researcher in the disciplinary field of Internal Medicine.
  • From 1980 to 2005, he was Head of Laboratory for the study of the functional defects of phagocytized cells; from 2000 to 2005 he was also Head of Laboratory for autoimmune pathologies.

Medical Areas of Interest

Immunology and Rheumatology.

Areas of Research

Functional modulation of phagocytized cells and their role in inflammatory pathologies.

Teaching Activity

  • 2002 – to date
  • Confirmed Associate Professor of Rheumatology at Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan University).
  • Full professor of Rheumatology in the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery;
  • Full professor at the School of Specialization in Rheumatology (current School Director);
  • Full professor at the School of Specialization in Allergology and Clinical Immunology;
  • Full professor of Rheumatology in the Degree Course in Podiatry.

Participation in Conferences and Publications

Author of over 100 publications in national and international scientific reviews.