Editorial Board


Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Lorenzo Ghiadoni (Pisa, May 18th, 1967) was graduated MD in 1992, PhD in 1996 and Internal Medicine Specialist in 2001. He is currently Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Director of the Emergency Medicine postgraduate training program, President of the Nursing Degree Course at the University of Pisa and Head of the Emergency Medicine Unit at University Hospital of Pisa.

He was Member of the Executive Committee of the Artery Society (2014-2015) and of the Italian Society of Hypertension (2015-19) and currently he is Treasurer of Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care. He is Editor of Emergency Care Journal, Associate Editor of Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases and member of the Editorial Board of European Heart Journal; American Journal of Hypertension. His scientific interest on internal and emergency medicine is documented by of 245 publications on peer reviewed journals with an impact factor of 1150 (“Institute of Scientific Information” of “Journal of Citation Report”, 2020) and h-index of 58 (“Scopus”).

Journal Founder and Senior Editor

Ivo Casagranda
Past Director, Medicina e Chirurgia d’Accettazione e d’Urgenza, Azienda Ospedaliera Nazionale Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, Italy

Prof. Ivo Casagranda was born in Bedollo near Trento (Italy) in 1952. He graduated in Medicine in 1978, he specialized in Internal Medicine in 1983, in Hematology in 1986 and in Respiratory Pathophysiology and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 1989. In addition, he obtained a master in Communication and Science Journalism in 2009. In 1993, he was appointed Head of Emergency Department at the General Hospital of Rovereto (Trento) and in 1997 he moved with the same position at the General Hospital of Alessandria (Italy), from which he retired on June 2017. Prof. Casagranda is currently Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Pavia. He has been Adjunct Professor for many years at the Specialization School of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology at the University of Pavia. In 1996, he attended the Specialization School of Emergency Medicine and at the Emergency Department of Kalamazoo State University (Michigan); in 2000, he attended the Emergency Department of Parkland Memorial Hospital and Baylord Medical Center, Dallas (Texas). With regards to the scientific activity, he published more than 100 articles in many peer-reviewed journals. As an invited speaker, he took part in more than 200 national and international congresses, courses and seminars. He is co-founder and formerly President of the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC), co-founder and vice-president of the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU), co-founder and board member of the Italian Multidisciplinary Group for Syncope Study (GIMSI). In addition, he is founder and currently Editor-in-Chief of the Emergency Care Journal, the AcEMC’s official journal. His main areas of research include organization and administration in emergency medicine, acid-base and hydroelectrolyte disorders, use of biomarkers in emergency medicine and management of patients with syncope in emergency department.

Associate Editors

Mario Cavazza, Dipartimento dell'Emergenza-Urgenza, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy

Gianfranco Cervellin, Dipartimento di Emergenza-Urgenza, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Parma, Italy

Prof. Gianfranco Cervellin was born in Venice (Italy) on June the 30th, 1955. He has taken the degree in Medicine in 1980, the specialization in Gerontology and Geriatrics in 1984, and the specialization in Cardiology in 1988. He currently serves as Chief Physician at the Emergency Department of the Academic Hospital of Parma (Italy), and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Parma (Italy). As regards the scientific activity, he has published more than 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has participated to more than 300 national and international congresses, and has given more than 100 lectures to national and international meetings. He is President of the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC), an interdisciplinary Academy, dealing with several fields of emergency medicine and care, member of the Italian Society of Emergency medicine (SIMEU), Associate Editor of the Emergency Care Journal, Associate Editor of Acta Biomedica, and Guest Editor of Annals of Translational Medicine. The main areas of research include diagnostics of the acute coronary syndrome, syncope, management of abdominal emergencies, trauma, anaphylaxis, geriatric emergencies (in particular falls and fractures).

Daniele Coen, Dipartimento di Emergenza-Urgenza, Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Milano, Italy

Prof. Daniele Coen graduated in Medicine and specialised in Hematology at the University of Milano. For about 18 years he worked in the Emergency  Department at the  Rho Hospital and attended the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research , where he also acted as the Editor of the institute journal. In 1999 he was appointed Head of Emergency Medicine at the Civil Hospital of Parma and in 2001 he moved with the same position at Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda in Milano, from which he retired December 2015. Dr. Coen was  Adjunct Professor at the School of Internal Medicine – University of Milano from 2002 to 2015 and  at the School of Emergency Medicine – University of Milano Bicocca from 2012 to 2015. He  served as a UNICEF consultant to develop the Ghana National Formulary of essential drugs, was an active member of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and served on the National Board of the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU). Dr. Coen is an Associate Editor of Internal and Emergency Journal, and is a permanent member of the National Board of the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC). His main fields of interest and research are sepsis and clinical pharmacology.

Giuseppe Lippi, Dipartimento Patologia e Medicina di Laboratorio, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Verona, Verona, Italy

Chiara Formigoni, Information Specialist and Medical Librarian, Italy

Assistant Editors

Greta Barbieri, Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular and Critical Area Pathology, University of Pisa; Emergency Medicine Department, Pisa University Hospital, Italy

Dr. Greta Barbieri was born in Orbetello (Grosseto) on January 14th, 1988. She was graduated MD at the University of Florence, in 2013. She obtained Emergency Medicine post-graduate Specialization at University of Pisa, 2019. She was Research grant holder at University of Pisa on projects related to ultrasound in acute cardiovascular disease and she is currently a PhD student in Clinical Pathophysiology on projects about traumatic coagulopathy. During COVID-19 emergency she was referent for thoracic ultrasound at the COVID-19 medical area of University Hospital of Pisa, dealing with frontline clinical activity, ultrasound and research activities. She currently works in Emergency Department of University Hospital of Pisa. She deals with clinical, didactic and research activities in the field of Emergency Medicine with specific interest in thoracic imaging.

Erika Poggiali, Emergency Department, “Guglielmo da Saliceto” Hospital, Piacenza, Italy

Dr. Erika Poggiali was born in Milan on October 30th, 1979. She was graduated MD at the San Raffaele University of Milan in 2004 and she became Internal Medicine specialist in 2011 after a period of study at University College of London in the red cell disorder team (Prof. Porter), developing competences and skills in iron metabolism disorders. From 2012 to 2015 she worked at Policlinico Ca’ Granda of Milan in the Internal Medicine Department and Rare Diseases Center, becoming a clinical university researcher. Her studies and publications were focused on hemoglobinopathies, thalassemias, IRIDA and Gaucher syndrome. She was member of REL group and professor of Internal Medicine for the Nursing School of Besta Hospital in Milan. In 2016 she worked in the Emergency Department of San Raffaele Hospital and later in the Immuno-rheumatology Unit. Since 2017 she works in the Emergency Department (emergency room, 118) of Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital in Piacenza.

Francesco Salinaro, Emergency Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

Francesco Salinaro was born in Francavilla Fontana, Italy, in 1984. He received the Ph.D. degree in Experimental Medicine from University of Pavia, Italy in 2018. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery and got Internal Medicine Specialty from University of Pavia in 2008 and 2014 respecIvely. He works in the Emergency Department of San Matteo Hospital, Pavia, as a Medical Doctor. He is contract professor of Emergency Medicine for University of Pavia. His research is focused on Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine. 

Veronica Salvatore, Emergency Department, Division of Medicina d'urgenza e Pronto Soccorso, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Italy

Dr. Veronica Salvatore graduated in Medicine at the University of Bologna in 2007 and she obtained a PhD in Ultrasonography with mention of Doctoer Europaeus in 2011. She specialized in Internal Medicine in 2017 at the University of Bologna. Then, for about two years, she worked in the ED of AUSL of Bologna and in 2019 she moved to Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Bologna. She has given lectures to national and international meeting about ultrasound, especially in hepatology. She gained a peer review grant by Health Ministry in 2009 (Giovani Ricercatori) as principal investigator. Her main field of interest are ultrasonography and hepatology.

Section Editor for Language Editing

Enrico Carlo Zucconi, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona, Svizzera

Editorial Board Members

Paolo Aseni, Department of Emergency Medicine, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy
Gian Carlo Avanzi, Scuola di Specializzazione di Medicina d’emergenza/urgenza, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara, Italy
Pier Luigi Baldi, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy
Andrea Bellone, Unità Operativa di Pronto Soccorso, Osservazione Breve e Medicina per Acuti, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant’Anna, San Fermo della Battaglia, Italy
Giuseppe Boriani, Dipartimento Cardio-Toraco-Vascolare, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Claudio Borghi, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Università di Bologna, Italy
Michele Brignole, Terapia Intensiva e Centro Aritmologico, Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedali del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy
Fausto Catena, Dipartimento di Chirurgia d'Urgenza, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Italy
Maurizio Catino, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Università di Milano - Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Massimo Compagnoni Pesenti, Dipartimento d’Emergenza, AUSL della Valle d’Aosta, Aosta, Italy
Francesco Cristini, Dipartimento Malattie Apparato Digerente e Medicina Interna, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Kathleen Davenport, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, University of Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Vittorio Demicheli, AST Pavia, Italy
Nicola Di Battista, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Costantino Giorgio, Unità Operativa di Medicina Interna II, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche L. Sacco, Ospedale L. Sacco, Milano, Italy
Fabrizio Giostra, Dipartimento di Emergenza-Urgenza, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Primiano Iannone, Centro Nazionale Eccellenza Clinica, Qualità e Sicurezza delle Cure, Italy
Carlo Locatelli, Centro Antiveleni di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Marcello Lanari, Pediatria d'Urgenza e Pronto Soccorso Pediatrico, Policlinico Sant'Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Davide Lonati, Centro Antiveleni di Pavia, IRCCS Fondazione Maugeri, Pavia, Italy
Claudio Mencacci, Dipartimento Neuroscienze e Salute Mentale Dipendenze ASST Fatebenefratelli - Sacco, Milano, Italy
Nicola Montano, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche "L. Sacco", Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Valter Monzani, Medicina d’Urgenza, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy
Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali, Università di Brescia, Italy
Claire G. Nicholl, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Filippo Numeroso, Emergency Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Parma, Italy
Filippo Ottani, Dipartimento di Emergenza-Urgenza, Chirurgia Generale e dei Trapianti, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Ciro Paolillo, Pronto Soccorso, ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy
Stefano Perlini, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Terapia Medica, Università di Pavia, Italy
Marco Piccinelli, Dipartimento Salute Mentale e Dipendenze, ASST Sette Laghi, Italy
Mario Plebani, Dipartimento di Scienze Medico Diagnostiche e Terapie Speciali, Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
Michele Presutti, ASLTO 3, Pinerolo, Italy
Carolina Prevaldi, Unità Operativa Pronto Soccorso-Accettazione, Presidio Ospedaliero di San Donà di Piave, Jesolo, Italy
Gianni Rastelli, Unità Operativa di Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d’Urgenza, Ospedale di Fidenza, Fidenza, Italy
Matthew James Reed, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rodolfo Sbrojavacca, Unità Operativa di Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d'Urgenza, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Udine, Udine, Italy
Łukasz Szarpak, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Roberto Testi, Medicina Legale, ASLTO 2, Torino, Italy
Andrea Ungar, Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica, Università di Firenze, Italy
Massimo Valentino, Azienda per i Servizi Sanitari n. 3 "Alto Friuli", Gemona del Friuli, Italy
Pierluigi Viale, Unità Operativa di Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento Malattie Apparato Digerente e Medicina Interna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy