Professor Patrizio Odetti, MD, PhD

Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Director, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa; Director, Transitional Care Unit, University Hospital San Martino in Genoa.

Professor Odetti received his degree in medicine from the University of Genoa in 1974, specializing in endocrinology and diabelotoly. He continued his training and research in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

His research focuses on non-enzymatic glycation and oxidation and lipoperoxidation in aging, diabetes, uraemia and Alzheimer’s disease; frail elderly; and pain in elderly.

He is the author of some 200 scientific papers on glucose tolerance and insulin secretion, diabetes and its complications, pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, aging mechanisms and age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.