Grossi P.A.

Paolo Grossi is Professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the residency programs in Infectious Diseases and Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Insubria in Varese, Italy. From February 2001 he is the Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department of the Ospedale di Circolo and Fondazione Macchi of Varese, Italy, where, starting from April 2009 he is the Director of the Department of Transplantation. The main research interest is in the field of infectious complications in transplant recipients and he participated to many research project in this area. Starting from 1999 he is the advisor for all infectious diseases related problems at the Italian National Centre for Transplantation in Italy and covers the role of “second opinion” for all organ donors with potentially transmissible infectious diseases. Since 2001 he is a member of the Steering Committee of the program of Liver, kidney, kidney-pancreas, Lung and Heart transplantation in HIV+ individuals in Italy. In 2005 he joined, within a research agreement with the University of Insubria, the ISMETT/UPMC, Italy in Palermo. He is a member of the steering committee of th ESCMID Study Group on infections in Immunocompromised Host (ESGICH). He is currently the chair of the ID Council of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. In July 2013 he was nominated member of the WHO International Health Regulations Roster of Experts, as an expert in Essential health technologies (Transplantation services). He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications in the field of infectious disease in immunocompromised patients.