Master Degree in medicine from the University of Pisa, PhD from the S. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa; specialist in Internal Medicine. Since 2005 he has been a researcher at the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Pisa.
Co-author of 120 original articles in international scientific journals, with a cumulative impact factor > 600. Columnist for the journals Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases and reviewer for Circulation, European Heart Journal, Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Hypertension, and Atherosclerosis. Member of the following scientific societies: European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Italian Society of Hypertension, Artery Society. Member of the following scientific work groups: Peripheral Circulation (European Society of Cardiology and Italian Society of Cardiology) and "Endothelium" (Italian Society of Hypertension).