Annamaria Colao is a Full Professor of Endocrinology at the Universita' Federico II di Napoli. She studied medicine from 1977 to 1983 at the same university. She was a fellow in Pituitary Physiopathology mentored by Prof. G. Lombardi from 1981-1986. She graduated in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Magna cum Laude discussing a thesis on inferior petrosal sinus sampling in 1986 and received her PhD fellow in Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences at the Department of Molecular Pathology. University "Federico II" of Naples in 1991. She was Chair of the Unit of Endocrinology of the Federico II University of Naples. She is also the Chair of the Health Care Provider University Hospital Federico II for Rare Endocrine Diseases granted from the Italian Minister of Health.
Prof. Colao was appointed as the Italian Coordinator of the Endocrine Reference Network for the European Commission for Rare Diseases (ENDO-ERN). She is Chair of the Excellence European Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors granted by the European Society of Neuroendocrine Tumors and the Excellence National Center for Obesity (C.I.B.O.) granted by the Italian Society of Obesity.
She is a member of number councils such as the CNGR (Comitato Nazionale Garanti per la Ricerca) National Committee for Research from April 2012-April 2015. President of the CNGR (Comitato Nazionale Garanti per la Ricerca) National Committee for Research from April 2015-April 2016. Administrative Council of the II University of Naples (now University Vanvitelli of Campania) from 2013-2017 and the Administrative Council of the Italian Institute of Technology 2017 until present.
She has characterized scientific activities by publication of more than 800 full papers in international journals (IF 3139). more than 100 chapters in books and monographs and has made 40.439 citations.