CRIMEDIM Founder and currently Director of the Centre. Degree in Medicine and Surgery (1979) and specialized in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (1982). He was the first Associate Professor in Disaster Medicine in Italy and currently is full Professor in Anesthesia, Critical Care and Critical Emergency Medicine at the Università del Piemonte Orientale, Dipartimento di Medicina Traslazionale in Novara. He served as Honorary Secretary to the European Society for Emergency Medicine from 1999 to 2006. He is the co-initiator of the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference (the largest congress in the world of international emergency medicine) and Founder of the European Master in Disaster Medicine. Currently he is actively involved, at academic level, in training medical professionals in Disaster and Mass Casualty Incidents management. He is also visiting professor at Free University of Brussels and President of the EMDM Academy, settled in Geneva.
He was involved in different projects funded by European Union. He authored more than 100 full papers published on peer-reviewed, impacted journals and was invited as speaker in more than 300 national and international congresses.