Short Curriciulum of Research

Prof Antonio Balsamo


University of Bologna
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S.Orsola-Malpighi/Department of Medical & Surgical Sciences
Contact: antonio.balsamo(at)

Education/ Training

DegreeMD, Bologna, IT 1976


Pediatrics, Bologna, IT 1979
Endocrinology, Florence, IT 1983
PhDEndocrine and Metabolic Diseases in Children, Pavia, IT 1987

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

Bologna (IT)Confirmed Researcher in Pediatrics from 1980
New York (USA)Research Associate, Paediatric Endocrinologic Department of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center- Prof. Maria New. July 1981–June 1982,
Bologna (IT)Aggregate Professor from 2005
PRIN 2008National Coordinator of a MIUR Research Project on Non Classical CAH

Important Scientific Prizes/ Functions

Senior consultantTeam dedicated to outpatients with DSD into the Pediatric Endocrinology Program
Clinical ResponsibleRegional (Emilia-Romagna) neonatal screening for CAH


5 main publications with relevance to DSDnet (last 5 years)

  • Comment on ‘‘Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Optimizing Diagnosis and Management’’. Balsamo A, Baronio F, Berra M, Bertelloni S, D’Alberton F, Marrocco G, and Vallasciani S. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Volume 2014, Article ID 285715, 3 pages;
  • Novel associations in disorders of sex development: findings from the I-DSD Registry. Cox K, Bryce J, Jiang J, Rodie M, Sinnott R, Alkhawari M, Arlt W, Audi L, Balsamo A, Bertelloni S, Cools M, Darendeliler F, Drop S, Ellaithi M, Guran T, Hiort O, Holterhus PM, Hughes I, Krone N, Lisa L, Morel Y, Soder O, Wieacker P, Ahmed SF. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Feb;99(2):E348-55. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-2918. Epub 2013 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 24302751
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency: functional consequences of four CYP11B1 mutations. Menabò S, Polat S, Baldazzi L, Kulle AE, Holterhus PM, Grötzinger J, Fanelli F, Balsamo A*, Riepe FG. Eur J Hum Genet. 2013 Sep 11. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2013.197. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24022297.
  • Impact of molecular genetics on congenital adrenal hyperplasia management.  Balsamo A, Baldazzi L, Menabò S, Cicognani A.  Sex Dev. 2010 Sep;4(4-5):233-48. Epub 2010 Jul 15. Review. ERRATUM Sex Dev (DOI:10 1159/000342192) Published online: August 24,2012.
  • Characterization of deletions at 9p affecting the candidate regions for sex reversal and deletion 9p syndrome by MLPA. Barbaro M, Balsamo A, Anderlid BM, Myhre AG, Gennari M, Nicoletti A, Pittalis MC, Oscarson M, Wedell A. Eur J Hum Genet. 2009 Nov;17(11):1439-47. Epub 2009 May 6