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Prof. Mario Plebani


Specialty: Laboratory Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth
November 28, 1950 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza)


Education
- 1975, M.D. - University of Padova, Summa cum laude
- Specialization in Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Padova
- Specialization in Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Padova
 
State board examination
- 1975, Authorized to practice Medicine in Italy


Current responsibilities
- Full Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (BIO/12) at the University of Padova, School of Medicine
- Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine – University-Hospital of Padova
- Chief, Centre of Biomedical Research, Veneto Region
- Scientific co-ordinator of the Regional Laboratory Antidoping, Laboratory Medicine, University-Hospital of Padova


Awards and Honours
- 1990, King Prize for achievement and original research in Clinical Enzymology, International Society of Clinical Enzymology
- 1975, “Lepetit” Award for the best degree thesis in Medicine
- 1989, AIGO Award for best research poster at the Annual Meeting of the AIGO Society of Gastroenterology
- 1989, Farini Award for the best research paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Gastroenterology
- 1988, Invited speaker at a seminar on “The pathophysiology and heterogeneity of ulcer disease”, Harvard Medical School, Boston
- 1992, Invited speaker at a Seminar on “Role of pepsinogens in health and disease”, Harvard Medical School, Boston
- 1992, Invited speaker at a Seminar on “Pepsinogens in health and disease”, University of Toronto, Canada
- Accreditation of the Laboratory by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA-UK) in 1995 and Certification ISO 9002 in 1997
- Referee of the Continuing Education Program (ECM) in Healthcare
- Expert of the Consiglio Superiore di Sanità (2003-2005)
- 2007 AACC Management Sciences Division, Outstanding Contributions to Management Sciences Award


Postdoctoral training
- 1989, Research fellowship, Department of Pathology, Chemical Pathology Research Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston


Clinical experience
- 1976, Internship, Department of Laboratory, University-Hospital, Padova
- 1977/1981, Department of Laboratory, University-Hospital, Padova
- 1981/1984, Assistant, Department of Laboratory, Civil Hospital, Verona
- 1984/1985, Deputy Chairman, Department of Laboratory, Civil Hospital, Verona
- 1985/1991, Deputy Chairman, Department of Laboratory, University-Hospital, Padova
- 1991, Chairman, Emergency Section, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University-Hospital,  Padova
- 1994, Chairman, Laboratorio Centrale, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University-Hospital, Padova
- 2000, Director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera and ULSS 16, Padova
- 2004, Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at the University of Padova, Medical School


Teaching
- 2004 Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology, Medical School of the University of Padova
- 2007 Director, Post-Graduate School in Clinical Biochemistry, University of Padova
- Other teaching activities:
a) Postgraduate Course in Clinical Biology – University of Padova - from 1985-86 to 2000-2007
b) Postgraduate Course in Clinical Biochemistry - from 1988-89 to 2000-2007
c) Postgraduate Course in Gastroenterology - from 1988-89 to 2000-2007
d) Postgraduate Course in Clinical Pathology - from 1988-89 to 2000-2007
e) Degree in medical laboratory technician - from 1995 to 2007
 
Publications
- 764 original papers (189 as first Author)
- 567 abstracts (poster communications) (250 as first Author)
- 53 book-chapters
- 10 books
- 80 lectures at national and international meetings


Scientific-organizing Activity
Scientific Secretary of:
- 10°, 12°, 13° International Symposium on Clinical Enzymology (1982, 1986, 1988)
- Meeting on “Monitoraggio biochimico dell'unità fetoplacentare” - Vicenza, 1984
- Seminar on “Problemi analitici dei metodi immunoenzimatici” - Padova, 1985
- Meeting on “Il dosaggio delle IgE in età neonatale e pediatrica” - Padova, 1986
- International Symposium on “Laboratory medicine in thyroid diagnostics” - Padova, 1987
- Course on “Teoria e Pratica in Immunoenzimatica”- Padova, giugno-ottobre 1987
- Meeting on “Monitoraggio terapeutico della ciclosporina” - Padova, 1988
- III National Congress on Società Italiana di Fisiopatologia della Riproduzione - Padova, 1988
- III Advanced Course on “Il laboratorio in andrologia” - Padova, 1990
- Meeting on “La medicina di laboratorio nella valutazione della tollerabilità dei farmaci” - Praglia, 1990
- Satellite Meeting, 9th International Congress of Clinical Enzymology on “Biochemical and clinical aspects of gastric secretion” - Padova, 1990
- Meeting on “Il monitoraggio terapeutico dei farmaci nella pratica di laboratorio” - Padova, 1992
- International Conference of Laboratory Medicine on “Biochemical Markers of Atherosclerosis and Myocardial Damage”, Castelfranco Veneto, 1995


Scientific societies
- International Society of Clinical Enzymology
- American Association of Clinical Chemistry
- Association of Clinical Biochemists
- The New York Academy of Sciences
- Società Italiana di Medicina di Laboratorio
- Società Italiana di Enzimologia
- Società Italiana di Biochimica Clinica
- Royal College of Pathologists


Official positions
- President of the International Society of Enzymology (ISE), 2004-2008
- President of the Società Italiana di Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica (SIBioC), 2003 and 2006-2007
- Italian representative in the Accreditation Working Group EC4, Italian delegate in the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) SubCommittee for Medical Laboratories
- Reviews Editor of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
- Associate Editor of Clinical Biochemistry, CRC Critical Reviewers in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Journal of Biological Markers
- Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals Clinica Chimica Acta, Clinical Proteomics, Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
- Referee of the scientific journals: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Journal of Biological Markers, Aging, Journal of the American Medical Association


Current research projects
- Chairman of the Working Group on Laboratory errors and patient safety of the IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine)
- Scientific responsible of the national special program (ex art 12/2c lett. B) “Meccanismi di sviluppo e crescita tumorale in linfomi e tumori solidi: ricerca di bersagli terapeutici”

Professor Mario Plebani