Infectious Diseases Unit, Bolzano Central Hospital, Italy

Udine University, Italy


Dr. Leonardo Pagani was born in 1963 in Italy, where he graduated at the Parma University. He board certified in Medical Oncology and Infectious Diseases in Italy and in Internal Medicine in France.

He works at the Infectious Diseases Unit at Bolzano Central Hospital (Italy) since 2000 and has been lecturer in Infectious Diseases at Udine University. He served as consultant at Geneva University Hospital and Medical School (Switzerland) from 2010 to 2012 and at Annecy-Genevois Hospital Centre (France) from 2013 to 2015.

His main fields of clinical research are antimicrobial usage and their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, especially in aging, immunosuppressed and critically ill patients; antimicrobial stewardship programs and their application. He was the founder and the first leader of the Unit for Hospital Antimicrobial Chemotherapy at the Bolzano hospital.

He is currently member of the Professional Affairs Subcommittee of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and member of the Executive Committee of the Study Group for Antibiotic Policy (ESGAP) and for Infection in the Elderly (ESGIE).

He has been the organizer and the director of the ESCMID Post Graduate Education Course “Infection management in the elderly: room for improvement”, held in Annecy (France) in 2014.

He is author or co-author of about 170 publications, mostly in international peer-reviewed journals.