Diego Ferone is a Professor of Endocrinology at the Department of Internal Medicine & Medical Specialties. at the University of Genova. He is the senior member and secretary of the Italian Endocrine Society (where he also served as Treasurer). past-secretary of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine. member of the Advisory Board of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society. of the ExCo of the European Neuroendocrine Association until October 2016. and of several Editorial Boards. Associate Editor for the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation and past editor for Clinical Endocrinology.
After getting a degree in Medicine and a postgraduate degree in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the Federico II University of Naples. Dr. Ferone. received a PhD degree in Neuroendocrinology in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University. where he spent more than 4 years in the laboratory of Steven Lamberts and Leo Hofland. He has been awarded by the Italian Society of Endocrinology as best young investigator in 1999. and received the career award in 2011. he also received an Award as best researcher in the field of Neuroendocrine Tumor and MEN in 2010. Dr. Ferone has constantly been involved in studies on the physiopathology and treatment of pituitary and neuroendocrine tumors. physiopathology of somatostatin and dopamine receptors in the immune and neuroendocrine systems. medical therapy of acromegaly. Cushing disease. and hypopituitarism. and is the author of more than 200 articles. He presented more than 500 lectures in international and national meetings and is the author of 20 book chapters (total impact factor 487; h-index 44). He was one of the organizers for the XXXI Congress of Italian Endocrine Society (Genova 2005). of the First Italian Endocrine Oncology Workshop (Udine 2009) and of the First National Congress of Endocrine Oncology: from bench to bedside (Rome 2011). of the Master Up-to Date in Neuro-Onco-Endocrinology (2010 Genova). Dr. Ferone has been a member of the POC of the 2010 ENEA Meeting (Liege. Belgium). of the 12th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (Gubbio. Italy 2010). of the 2019 ECE (Lyon. France). as well as the President of the POC of the 2016 ENEA Meeting (Milano. Italy).