Elio Scarpini

Prof. Elio Scarpini,



- 1970-77, University of Milan. Degree in Medicine and Surgery; cum laude

- 1981, University of Milan, Speciality Certification: Neurology; cum laude


- 1982-83: National Council Research Center for Muscle  Physiopathology, Institute of General Pathology, University of Padua, Italy, with prof. A. Margreth

- 1986: Laboratory of Neuroimmunology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, with dr. R.P. Lisak

- 1987-90: Stage at the Dept. of Neurology, Univ. of Pennsylvania, with dr. D. Pleasure

- 1988-90: Stage at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, with dr. A.H. Ross

Positions and Employments

- 1980: Assistant Neurologist, "Bassini" Hospital, Milan, Italy

- 1980-89: Assistant Neurologist, Policlinico Maggiore Hospital, Milan, Italy

- 1989-2006: Associated Neurologist, Policlinico Maggiore Hospital, Milan, Italy

- 2007: Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Milan

-  At present, Chief of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Disorders, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Policlinico, Milan, Italy

Membership in Scientific Societies

Italian Neurological Society (SIN)

European Neurologiocal Society (ENS)

- 2006-2012: member of the ’”Executive Committee” of the ENS

- 2005: Founder member of the Association for the study of dementia of the SIN (SINDEM)

- 2005-now: member of the SINDEM. From 2009 to 2010: secretary of the SINDEM

Editorial board – International journals
Journal of Neurology

Associate Editor
Journal of Alzheimer’s disease
Journal of the Neurological Sciences


Journal of Neurology
Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Trends in Neuroimmunology
Journal of Neuroimmunology
Neuroscience Letters
European Journal of Neurology
Lancet Neurology

Scientific event organization

- XXXVII Annual Meeting of the Italian Neuropathological Association, Teaching course on demyelinating diseases “Demyelination in PNS and CNS: basic mechanisms and advances in treatment” May 23, 2001, Verbania, Italy
- A tribute to Professor Guglielmo Scarlato - “Immunology of Multiple Sclerosis: from molecular pathogenesis to treatment” – 1 febbraio 2003, Milan, Italy.
- “Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease”- Milan, November 25, 2010
- VII Annual meeting of the Association for the study of dementia of the SIN (SINDEM), Milan, March 17-19, 2011