Prof. Maria Pia Amato is Professor of Neurology and responsible for the Multiple Sclerosis Unit at the Department of NEUROFARBA, University of Florence, Italy. Prof. Maria Pia Amato obtained her medical degree at the University of Florence, Italy, in 1983 and became a board-certified neurologist in 1987. She received specific training in clinical neuroepidemiology as a Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, and at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
She is actively involved in research on multiple sclerosis (MS) at both national and international level, having published nearly 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her specific research focus deals with clinical epidemiology, treatment and neuropsychology of MS.
Currently, Prof. Maria Pia Amato is the Italian Delegate for MS for the European Federation of Neurological Societies and member of the ECTRIMS Executive Council.
Prof. Amato is member of the Consiglio Superiore di Sanità.