Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy) – Geriatrics, Neurosciences and Orthopaedics Dpt

Luca Padua


Prof. Luca Padua completed his degree summa cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at “Sapienza” University in Rome, and thereafter specialized in Neurology at the Università Cattolica (Rome). He earned a PhD in Neurosciences at the same University. He conducts scientific activity at the Fondazione Policlinico Universiatio Agostino Gemelli University Hospital Foundation – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation. He is involved in several topics: Rare Diseases, validation of tool/scale, peripheral neuropathies, neurorehabilitation. He has a complete clinical neuroscience expertise and his long experience, in epidemiological and multicentric studies, recently transferred to neurorehabilitation research. His studies were focused first on neurophysiological research, then on clinical and epidemiological studies and, finally, on neurorehabilitation field. Actually he is Associated Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He has contributed to more than 450 papers in peer-reviewed international journals indexed in Pubmed; H-index (Scopus): 40 and more than 6,328 citations. From 2002 to today he won 13 peer-reviewed GRANT and he is responsible for serveral Clinical Trials. More than 480 papers indexed on Pubmed, Scopus H-Index: 43 (Scopus) with 7,509 citations.