Short Curriculum of Research

Dr Paolo Ghirri

Affiliation

University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Contact: pghirri(at)med.unipi.it

Education/ Training

10/1998Graduate Diploma in Neonatology
10/1994Graduate Diploma in Endocrinology
06/1986Graduate Diploma in Pediatrics
06/1982Degree in Medicine and Surgery

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

2011Assistant Professor of Neonatology, University of Pisa
2004Head of Section of Neonatal Endocrinology and Dysmorphology
1993Hospital Doctor ‘Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana’, Pisa
1991-1993Visiting scientist, Division of Reproductive Biology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1988-1989Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Important Scientific Prizes/ Functions

2013Head Departmental Section of Neonatal Endocrinology and Dysmorphology
1990Grant, National Research Council of Italy
1988Grant, National Research Council of Italy

Publications

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

  • Balsamo A, Cicognani A, Ghirri P,  Scaramuzzo RT, D’Alberton F., Bertelloni S, Boldrini A,; Disorders of Sexual Development; Cap 123: 1004-1017.In Buonocore G, Bracci R, Weindling M eds. Neonatology: A Pratical Approach to Neonatal Diseases, Springer-Verlag, 2012

  • Scaramuzzo RT, Boldrini A, Bertelloni S, Parrini D, Serino L, Ghirri P.; Low testosterone levels in preterm newborns born small for gestational age; J Endocrinol Invest. 2010 Apr; 33 (4): 215-17.

  •  Ghirri P, Scaramuzzo RT, Bertelloni S, Pardi D, Celandroni A, Cocchi G, Danieli R, De Santis L, Di Stefano MC, Gerola O, Giuffrè M, Gragnani GS, Magnani C, Meossi C, Merusi I, Sabatino G, Tumini S, Corsello G, Boldrini A. Prevalence of hypospadias in Italy according to severity, gestational age and birthweight: an epidemiological study. Ital J Pediatr. 2009 Jun 27;35:18.
  • Baldinotti F, Majore S, Fogli A, Marrocco G, Ghirri P, Vuerich M, Tumini S, Boscherini B, Vetri M, Scommegna S, Rinaldi R, Simi P, Grammatico P.; Molecular characterization of 6 unrelated Italian patients with 5alpha-reductase type 2 deficiency. J Androl. 2008 Jan-Feb;29(1):20-8.
  • Bertelloni S, Scaramuzzo RT, Parrini D, Baldinotti F, Tumini S, Ghirri P. Early diagnosis of 5alpha-reductase deficiency in newborns. Sex Dev. 2007;1(3):147-51.