Andrea Giustina

Biography

Professor Andrea Giustina is Chief of the Department of Endocrinology at the San Raffaele Research Hospital in Milan. Holds a position of Vice-Rector and Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR). President of the European Society of Endocrinology and a member of the Supreme Council of Health.

In 1986 graduated from the University of Brescia (Università degli Studi di Brescia) with a degree in Medicine and Surgery. Professor Giustina began his career as Docent at the University of Brescia, at the same time teaching endocrinology and psychoendocrinology at the School of Specialization in Psychiatry.

From 1991 to 1994, served as Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as Visiting Professor of endocrinology at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles, USA.

In 1997, after having completed specialization in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Professor Giustina was appointed as an Endocrinology Program Director at the Schools of Specialization in internal medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, and sports medicine. He also served as a Program Director for endocrine pathophysiology, endocrine oncology and endocrinopathies courses at the School of Specialization in endocrinology and metabolic diseases.

In 1998 Professor Giustina was appointed as a member of the editorial board of the following journals and organizations:

  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,

  • Commission on Publications of the Italian Society of Endocrinologists,

  • Pituitary journal,

  • National Scientific Commission of the Italian Society of Diabetology,

  • Clinical Endocrinology journal.

He is a member of the Commission on International Relations and the Commission on Innovation Proposals at the Italian Society of Endocrinology. Professor Giustina's scientific work has been recognized with the SIOMMMS award.

Professor Giustina has extensive experience as a reviewer of scientific articles and has been a member of the editorial board of prestigious international scientific journals in the field of endocrine and metabolic diseases for many years. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Endocrinology journal. Since 2011 he has been the editor-in-chief of the international journal Endocrine.

Professor Giustina oversees the peer-review process for about 4,000 articles and is the author of over 300 publications in various peer-reviewed journals (H index 67). Also, as a reviewer, he participates in projects MIUR VQR (over 50 peer-reviewed articles) and FIRB. Also, he is an expert of international academic evaluation commissions at the universities of Los Angeles, Michigan and London.

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Education

University of Brescia

Diploma in Medicine – 1986

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Publications

Professor Giustina has a long experience as a peer reviewer of scientific articles and has served for many years as the member of the Editorial Board of prestigious international scientific journals on endocrine and metabolic diseases, as well as the Editorial Board of the European Endocrinology journal. Since 2011 he has been the Editor-in-chief of the international Endocrine journal. He also leads the review process for about 4,000 articles and he is the author of over 300 publications in various peer-reviewed journals (Hirsch index is 67). In addition, he participates as a reviewer in projects of the Ministry of education, universities and scientific research, such as VQR (Research Quality Assessment) (more than 50 peer-reviewed articles) and FIRB (Fund for Investment in Basic Research), as well as an expert in international economic appraisal commissions at the universities of Los Angeles, Michigan and London.

Latest publications

Cushing's syndrome and bone.
Pituitary. 2004;7(4):249-52. Review.
Mancini T, Doga M, Mazziotti G, Giustina A.
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Primary empty sella.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Sep;90(9):5471-7.
Primary empty sella. De Marinis L, Bonadonna S, Bianchi A, Maira G, Giustina A.
Chronic glucocorticoid treatment alters spontaneous pulsatile parathyroid hormone secretory dynamics in human subjects.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2005 Feb;152(2):199-205.
Bonadonna S, Burattin A, Nuzzo M, Bugari G, Rosei EA, Valle D, Iori N, Bilezikian JP, Veldhuis JD, Giustina A.
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Current guidelines for adult GH replacement.
Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2005 Jan;6(1):63-70. Review.
Doga M, Bonadonna S, Gola M, Solerte SB, Amato G, Carella C, Giustina A.
Growth hormone response to growth hormone-releasing hormone is reduced in adult asthmatic patients receiving long-term inhaled corticosteroid treatment.
Chest. 2005 Feb;127(2):515-21.
Malerba M, Bossoni S, Radaeli A, Mori E, Bonadonna S, Giustina A, Tantucci C.
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Ghrelin regulates proliferation and differentiation of osteoblastic cells.
J Endocrinol. 2005 Jan;184(1):249-56.
Ghrelin regulates proliferation and differentiation of osteoblastic cells. Maccarinelli G, Sibilia V, Torsello A, Raimondo F, Pitto M, Giustina A, Netti C, Cocchi D.
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Clinical review: Growth hormone and cardiovascular risk factors.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Mar;90(3):1864-70.
Gola M, Bonadonna S, Doga M, Giustina A.
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The somatostatin subtype-2 receptor antagonist, BIM-23627, improves the catabolic effects induced by long-term glucocorticoid treatment in the rat.
Regul Pept. 2005 Feb 15;125(1-3):85-92.
Tulipano G, Rossi E, Culler MD, Taylor JE, Bonadonna S, Locatelli V, Cocchi D, Giustina A.
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Decreased release of the angiogenic peptide vascular endothelial growth factor in Alzheimer's disease: recovering effect with insulin and DHEA sulfate.
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2005;19(1):1-10.
Solerte SB, Ferrari E, Cuzzoni G, Locatelli E, Giustina A, Zamboni M, Schifino N, Rondanelli M, Gazzaruso C, Fioravanti M.
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High serum osteoprotegerin levels in patients with hyperthyroidism: effect of medical treatment.
Bone. 2004 Sep;35(3):785-91.
Amato G, Mazziotti G, Sorvillo F, Piscopo M, Lalli E, Biondi B, Iorio S, Molinari A, Giustina A, Carella C.
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