Professor Maria Pia Amato
Maria Pia Amato is Director of Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Full Professor of Neurology, and responsible for the Multiple Sclerosis Unit at Department of Neurosciences, Careggi University Hospital – University of Florence / IRCCS Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, Florence, Italy.
She obtained her medical degree at the University of Florence, Italy, in 1983 and became a board-certified neurologist in 1987. She received specific training in clinical neuroepidemiology as a Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, and at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
She is actively involved in research on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at both national and international level, having published nearly 260 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her specific research focus deals with clinical epidemiology, treatment and neuropsychology of MS.
Currently, Professor Maria Pia Amato is Vice President of the ECTRIMS – European Committee for Treatment and Research on Multiple Sclerosis.