Born in Rome in 1937, he graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence..
Junior Lecturer Department of Clinical Medicine University of Florence 1961-1966; Registrar Queen’s Hospital Croydon 1966-69; Consultant Physician Italian Hospital London 1969-1990; Senior Registrar Central Middlesex Hospital & St Thomas’ Hospital (London) 1969-1971; Consultant Physician Geriatrics North Middlesex Hospital & St Anne’s Hospital (London) 1972-1978; Consultant General and Geriatrics Medicine & Honorary Senior Lecturer Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine (formerly Royal Postgraduate Medical School) 1978-2002. Consultant Emeritus Department of Medicine B, Imperial College School of Medicine 2002-; Physician Saracens RUFC (London) 1992-2005; Founder Member and President Italian Medical Society of Great Britain 2002-2004. Contributed to several books on Geriatrics Medicine including the Textbook of Diagnostic Imaging in the Elderly (2002). Member editorial board of several Medical Journal. Chairman of North West Branch of British Geriatrics Society 1985-1989. FRCP 1985 (MRCP London 1969). Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana 2002.