Professor Mauro Porta is Head of the Center for Extrapyramidal Diseases and Tourette's Syndrome at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan and the Casa di Cura Madonnina. He teaches Master's Programs in Extrapyramidal Diseases at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He has also been an Associate Professor at the University of Milan and the University of Pavia.
He was born in Bergamo, his studies began in Parma in 1969, where he graduated with a degree in Medicine and Surgery, continued his studies at the Sapienza University of Rome with a specialization in Neurosurgery in 1974 and completed his second specialization in Neurology three years later, again at the University of Parma.
During his long career, Professor Mauro Porta has been treating neurological pathologies such as Tourette's syndrome, extrapyramidal and resistant mental pathologies, pain, and cerebral vasculopathies with analgesic therapy. He has acquired considerable skill in the use of advanced techniques such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), working in collaboration with Dr. Domenico Servello, head of U.O. di Neurochirurgia del Galeazzi, receiving data from all over the world on various pathologies.
He gained international experience: he attended the Fellow il Children Memorial Hospital dell'University of the University of Chicago in the USA (1978), Ospedale Niguarda Ca' Granda and as Head of the Clinique l'Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris (1979).
Professor Mauro Porta is the author of 7 books published by prestigious publishers such as Carocci and Laterza, 70 congressional instruments and 82 scientific articles that have appeared in Movement Disorders Journal, Experimental Neurology Journal, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, European Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Clinical Drug Investigation e Journal of Headache Pain.
He is a speaker at major international congresses, where he has been involved in a large number of prestigious works. He has 105 scientific publications to his credit.
He is past President of the Association of Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (AIST) and a member of the International Society for the Study of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders (IPMDS), the European Society for the Study of Tourette's Syndrome (ESSTS), the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN) and the Italian Society for the Study of Headache (SISC).
University of Parma
Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery — 1969
University of Rome
Specialization in Neurosurgery — 1974
University of Parma
Specialization in Neurology — 1977