Roberto Cavallaro

Profession:
Psychiatrist
Languages:
IT
EN

Biography

Professor Roberto Cavallaro is the Head of the Department of General Psychiatry at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan and specialized in psychiatry in 1991.

Very active in the field of research, he has been and remains the principal investigator of several promising and cross-sectional studies, both interventional and observational, pharmacological, psychiatric rehabilitation and the study of clinical and biological characteristics of psychiatric pathologies.

The topics of his scientific works range from clinical psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and clinical psychopharmacology to surveillance and epidemiology of side effects of psychotropic drugs, pharmacokinetics, molecular biology, neuroimaging, neurocognitive rehabilitation and clinical neuropsychology, with special emphasis on development in the field of psychotic disorders and schizophrenia.

Professor Roberto Cavallaro is the author of 200 publications, including chapters of books, monographs and national and international articles (Hirsch index - 28), published in journals such as Neuropsychologia, Neuropsychopharmacology, The Lancet, European Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Biological Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Research, Pharmacogenomics, Psychiatry Research, European Psychiatry, Neuroscience Letters, Journal of Psychiatry Research, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Psychopharmacology, American Journal of Psychiatry.

He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Gruppo Elsevier Schizophrenia Research: Cognition and Frontiers in Psychiatry, Schizophrenia. He has been and remains an organizer or a member of the scientific committee of numerous international congresses, such as the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Cognition Meeting in Schizophrenia, a Biennial Satellite Meeting of the Schizophrenia International Research Society and National. He is a member of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 

He was the Master, Head of Psicofarmacologia Clinica, and is currently the Master, Head of Recreational Therapy at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

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Education

University of Milan

Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 1987

University of Milan

Specialization in psychiatry, 1991

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Publications

Latest publications

From cognitive and clinical substrates to functional profiles: Disentangling heterogeneity in schizophrenia
Psychiatry Res. 2019;271:446-453
Bosia M, Bechi M, Bosinelli F, Politi E, Buonocore M, Spangaro M, Bianchi L, Cocchi F, Guglielmino C, Cavallaro R.
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Improving Cognition to Increase Treatment Efficacy in Schizophrenia: Effects of Metabolic Syndrome on Cognitive Remediation's Outcome
Front Psychiatry. 2018;9:647
Bosia M, Buonocore M, Bechi M, Santarelli L, Spangaro M, Cocchi F, Guglielmino C, Bianchi L, Bringheli S, Bosinelli F, Cavallaro R.
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Neurobiology of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia: Effects of EAAT2 polymorphism
Schizophrenia Research, 2018 202:106-110
Spangaro M., Bosia M., Bechi M., Buonocore M., Cocchi F., Guglielmino C., Bianchi L., Mastromatteo A., Lorenzi C., Cavallaro R.,
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Exploring predictors of work competence in schizophrenia: The role of theory of mind
Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2017 Apr 19:1-13.
Bechi M., Spangaro M., Pigoni A, Ripamonti E., Buonocore M., Cocchi F., Bianchi L., Guglielmino C., Mastromatteo AR, Cavallaro R., Bosia M.
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Integrated cognitive remediation and standard rehabilitation therapy in patients of schizophrenia: persistence after 5years
Schizophr Res. 2018;192:335-339
Buonocore M., Spangaro M., Bechi M., Baraldi MA, Cocchi F., Guglielmino C., Bianchi L., Mastromatteo A., Bosia M., Cavallaro R.
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Cognitive Reserve Profiles in Chronic Schizophrenia: Effects on Theory of Mind Performance and Improvement after Training
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2018 24(6):563-571
Buonocore M., Bechi M., Uberti P., Spangaro M., Cocchi F., Guglielmino C., Bianchi L., Mastromatteo AR, Bosia M., Cavallaro R.,
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Achieving recovery in patients with schizophrenia through psychosocial interventions: A retrospective study
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2018;72(1):28-34
Buonocore M., Bosia M., Baraldi MA, Bechi M., Spangaro M., Cocchi F., Bianchi L., Guglielmino C., Mastromatteo AR, Cavallaro R.
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Cognitive remediation and functional improvement in schizophrenia: Is it a matter of size?
Eur Psychiatry. 2017;40:26-32
Bosia M, Buonocore M, Bechi M, Spangaro M, Pigoni A, Croci M, Cocchi F, Guglielmino C, Bianchi L, Smeraldi E, Cavallaro R.
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Exploring functioning in schizophrenia: Predictors of functional capacity and real-world behaviour
chiatry Res. 2017 ;251:118-124
Bechi M., Bosia M., Spangaro M., Buonocore M., Cavedoni S., Agostoni G., Bianchi L., Cocchi F., Guglielmino C., Smeraldi E., Cavallaro R.
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Is longer treatment better? A comparison study of 3 versus 6 months cognitive remediation in schizophrenia
Neuropsychology. 2017 31(4):467-473
Buonocore M., Bosia M., Bechi M., Spangaro M., Cavedoni S., Cocchi F., Guglielmino C., Bianchi L., Mastromatteo AR, Cavallaro R.
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