Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD
Director of the Parkinson Department at the Institute of Neurology, IRCCS San Camillo in Venice
Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology and director of the Parkinson Department at the Institute of Neurology, IRCCS San Camillo in Venice. He earned his medical degree from the Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Rome. In November 1990 he completed his neurology training with honors and then undertook a visiting fellowship at the PET Department Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland before starting his PhD in neuroradiology under the supervision of Professor Klaus Leenders. In 1995 he received the first award from the National Parkinson Foundation for ‘young researchers in Parkinson’s disease’. In 1996 he was awarded the Junior Faculty Award 1996/97 from United Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson's Disease Foundation for his research in the field of Parkinson’s disease. From November 1997 to end 2009 he worked at the Parkinson Institute in Milan where he coordinated Clinical Research at the Department of Neuroscience.
His research focuses on pharmacology of dopaminergic medications, neuroimaging as well as cognitive and behavioral aspects of Parkinson’s disease. In addition he is actively involved in the use of continuous infusion of levodopa and apomorphine as well as subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulus (STN-DBS) for the treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesia of complicated Parkinson patients.
During his academic career he has published almost 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. He serves as reviewer for the main neurology journals and has served on the editorial board of Movement Disorders as well in several committees of the Movement Disorders Society. He is also treasurer of the Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.