Francesco Giorgino is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, and Director of the Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
He received his M.D. degree from the University of Bari Aldo Moro and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Naples Federico II, in Italy. After completing clinical and research training in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Catania, Italy, he worked for several years at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.
He has received distinguished scientific awards from various international and national institutions, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fellowship, the Mary K. Iacocca Foundation Fellowship (USA), and the Glaxo-Wellcome Award from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is or has been a member of the Editorial Boards for the following journals: PLoS ONE, Journal of Endocrinology, Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Adipocyte, Acta Diabetologica, Cardiorenal Medicine, Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews.
He has published more than 150 original and review articles in prestigious scientific journals, with an H-index of 49 and over 7,500 citations (Google Scholar). His research interests cover various aspects of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, including the mechanisms of adipose tissue and islet dysfunction and the cardiovascular effects of new therapeutic agents in this disease condition.