Head of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Gaetano Pini Hospital, Milan

Prof. Cimaz was previously Head of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit at Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence, Italy and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florence, Italy. He graduated from Milan University in Italy in 1987, is a specialist in Pediatrics (1991) and in Rheumatology (2003) and did his Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 1993-1994.

He was Maitre de Conferences des Universites at Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon I in Lyon, France from 2005 to 2007. His main interest is pediatric rheumatology and he has special expertise and scientific interest in osteoporosis, antiphospholipid antibodies, Kawasaki disease, synovial T cells and neonatal lupus. Currently, he is involved in many research projects, nationally and internationally. He has been on the Council of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society from 1999 to 2005 (treasurer) and from 2014-present (Research Chair). He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Italian Society of Pediatrics and the French Society of Pediatric Inflammatory Diseases. He is co-author of more than 320 peer-reviewed articles on PubMed, as well as more than 20 book chapters, all in the field of pediatric rheumatology. He is or has been, on the Editorial Board of several international journals (Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal, Lupus, Arthritis and Rheumatism).