Dr. Emilio Perucca
Professor of Medical Pharmacology
University of Pavia
Prof. Emilio Perucca obtained a M.D. degree at the University of Pavia in 1975, a Ph.D. Diploma at the University of London in 1980 and a Specialization in Neurology at the University of Pavia in 1982. He trained as a neurologist and clinical pharmacologist at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London. He is currently Professor at the University of Pavia and Director of the Clinical Trial Centre at the C. Mondino National Neurological Institute in Pavia.
He is currently President of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE). In 1997 he received the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award from ILAE and from the International Epilepsy Bureau.
He is a member of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of several journals, including Epilepsia, Epileptic Disorders, Epilepsy Research, Seizure, Lancet Neurology, and CNS Drugs. He co-edited several international textbooks and he authored over 400 Pubmed-listed publications in the field of clinical pharmacology and epilepsy therapy, with an H-Index (Scopus) of 52 and a Citation Index of 10,533.
Prof. Perucca’s research activities have focused on the clinical pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs, the drug treatment of seizure disorders, clinical trial methodology and assessment of outcome in people with epilepsy.