Prof Carmelo Scarpignato
Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Associate Professor of Gastroenterology
Head, Clinical Pharmacology & Digestive Pathophysiology Unit
Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Italy
Carmelo Scarpignato graduated in Biochemistry at the University of Messina, and in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Modena in Italy. He is currently Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at University of Parma, Medical School and Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Nantes. He is also Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist at Maggiore University Hospital in Parma. He has been Visiting Professor at some prestigious European and USA Universities.
Professor Scarpignato’s main research interests focus on digestive clinical pharmacology, gastrointestinal motility, and upper GI pathophysiology. He has authored 580 publications (of which 350 are full papers or book chapters) on these topics and has also edited 28 books on clinical evaluation of GI function and on Pharmacology & Therapeutics of Digestive Diseases. He is or has been on the editorial boards of Pharmacology, Gut, Digestion, Digestive Diseases, Current Gastroenterology Reports, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, BMC Gastroenterology, BMC Medicine, World Journal of Gastroenterology, American Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety and Current Clinical Pharmacology, amongst others. He is also a Section Editor (GI and Liver Pharmacology) of Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology and of Gastroenterology International, and has been co-Editor of two prestigious book series, Frontiers of Gastrointestinal Research and Progress in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.
Professor Scarpignato is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), The American College of Physicians, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, the American College of Gastroenterology and of the American Gastroenterological Association. In addition, he is a member of several national and international scientific societies, including the British Pharmacological Society and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASFET). He is presently the Secretary General of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO) and Governor for Italy of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). His biography has been included into the 2009-2010 Edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.