Piero Nicolai was born in Mantua on November 12, 1954. He is Professor and Chairman of the Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Unit and Director of the Department of Surgical Specialties, Radiologic Sciences and Public Health at the University of Brescia (Italy). He received his MD degree at the University of Padua where he also completed his residency programme in Otolaryngology and subsequently in Medical Oncology. His clinical and research activities are mainly focused on head and neck oncology and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery.
Professor Nicolai is an active member of several medical societies: Società Italiana di Otorinolaringologia e Chirurgia Cervico-Facciale, Societa Italiana del Basicranio, European Skull Base Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, European Rhinologic Society, European Laryngological Society, American Head and Neck Society, American Rhinologic Society, American Laryngological Association, Cartesian Society, European Academy of Oto-Rhino- Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Associazione Italiana Oncologia Cervico Cefalica and Italian Academy of Rhinology. He is currently serving as Secretary of the European Academy of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and as Member of the Executive Committee of the European Skull Base Society.