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Dr.
Pierluigi Paggiaro

PULMONOLOGIST

Dr. Pierluigi Paggiaro graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pisa and specialized in Occupational Medicine in 1974, Respiratory Diseases in 1977, and Clinical Allergology and Immunology in 1981. From 2007 to 2018, Dr. Paggiaro served as Full Professor in Respiratory Diseases at the Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Care, Respiratory Diseases Section at the University of Pisa. From 2000 to 2007, he was the Director of the Pulmonology Unit at the University of Pisa, and from 2008 to 2018, he held the same position within the Respiratory Physiopathology and Respiratory Rehabilitation SD at the University of Pisa.

From 2005 to 2015, Dr. Paggiaro was a member of the International GINA Executive Committee and Chairman of the GINA Mediterranean Regional Initiative. Since 2000, he has been the coordinator of the Italian GINA Guidelines. He coordinates national research initiatives, serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the SANI Project (Severe Asthma Network in Italy), and is a Principal Investigator in numerous international clinical studies on asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis treatment. Additionally, he is responsible for several research projects funded by the Ministry of Scientific and Technological Research (MURST), the National Research Council (CNR), pharmaceutical industry, AIFA, the Ministry of Health, and the Tuscany Region.

Areas of expertise include: diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of asthma, utilizing functional tests and biomarkers, and potential use of new biologic drugs for severe forms; diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of bronchiectasis and other acute and chronic pulmonary infections; diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of interstitial lung diseases; diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic respiratory failure; assessment and treatment of chronic cough; outpatient respiratory rehabilitation for improving symptoms and quality of life in chronic respiratory diseases.

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