Alberto Albanese graduated from the Catholic University Medical School in Rome, Italy, in 1977; he received his certification in Neurology in 1981 and in Psychiatry in 1985. From 1978 to 1979, Dr. Albanese was recipient of a Fulbright-Hays fellowship at the Brain Research Institute, University of California Los Angeles. In 1985-86, he was visiting professor at the Maudsley Hospital, London, with the late Professor David Marsden. In 1990, he received the Roussel prize for research on Ageing. In 1997, he was appointed visiting professor at the University of Cordoba (Argentina) and in 2003, he was nominated Membre d’honneur à titre étranger by the French Neurological Society.
In 1984, Alberto Albanese was appointed Assistant Professor in Neurology and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Gemelli hospital in Rome, and in 1992, was appointed Associate Professor of Neurology. In 1996, he was appointed Professor of Neurology and co-Chairman of the Department of Neurology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he stayed until 2000. In 2000, Alberto Albanese returned to his native country, where he was appointed Professor of Neurology and Head Neurologist at the National Neurological Hospital “Carlo Besta,” Milan. He currently holds the same position.
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