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Prof. Francesco Orio


    • Dr. Francesco Orio was born in Salerno, on 2nd September 1971 and is resident in Salerno.


    • University researcher in Endocrinology (SSD MED/13) at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University “Parthenope” of Naples, from 1st November 2006, Associate Professor in Endocrinology, from 31st  May 2013.
    • Department of Sport Sciences  and Well-being, University “Parthenope” of Naples, to date. State healthcare physician in endocrinology, from May 2010 at University Hospital “S. Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona” in Salerno, to date.
    • From 12th February 2014 (expiry 2020) Winner of the National Scientific Qualification as full professor (tenured) in endocrinology (the youngest in Italy).


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University “Federico II” of Naples, graduated 110 with honors /110, on 25th July 1995.
  • Specialist in endocrinology and metabolic diseases on 27th October 2000 at “Seconda Università degli Studi” in Napoli, graduated 50 with honors /50.
  • PhD in Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences on 12th March 2004, dissertation title: “Recent etiopathogenetic and clinical acquisitions about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ”.
  • Winner of, a 2-year, Research grant in Endocrinology at Department of Endocrinology and Molecular & Clinical Oncology, University “Federico II” Naples (Tutor professor: Prof. Gaetano Lombardi) from January 2004.
  • He had a study or training period abroad (about 2 years at the Research Institute INSERM in Montpellier, France) developing skills in molecular biology applied in endocrinology. Currently he is still collaborating, started in Settembre 2003, with “l’Ecole de l’ADN” of Nimes (France), drafting research projects, seminars and consulting, in particular with Prof. Christian Siatka.
  • “Visiting Professor” (lectures, several meetings and meetings related to work) in Los Angeles from 2nd to 5th November 2004 at the Department of Prof. Ricardo Azziz, principal researcher at international level about PCOS presenting a 50 minutes long letter, entitled: “Cardiovascular complications in polycystic ovary syndrome” about the main, already published and ongoing studies on this topic, held at CARD (Center for Androgen Related Disorders), at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles (USA).
  • He has clinical experience (several years of andrology, general endocrinology and gynecological endocrinology service), in endocrine and metabolic area by teaching and scientific production, at the Department of Endocrinology and Molecular and Clinical Oncology, at University “Federico II” in Naples.
  • His main scientific interest lies in endocrinology; in particular gynecological endocrinology, metabolic diseases, especially studies about etiopathological mechanism and complications bind to obesity and to metabolic syndrome and in neuroendocrinology.
  • Obtained Qualification:
    • Winner of several national prizes and awards (Award of the Italian Society of Endocrinology “Gaetano Salvatore” in September 2003, as the best Italian researcher in endocrinology under 35 and the Award of the Italian Society of Endocrinology “Marco Minozzi” as the best Italian researcher in endocrinology under 40, in May 2011) as well as international prizes in the endocrine-metabolic field (winner of the First Prize JCEM 2002, as co-author of the best paper published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism of the year 2002; travel grant Award and publication in the Summary Research Book as the best Abstract of the Endocrine Society in San Francisco, in June 2002).
    • Furthermore, winner, in February 2002 of a scholarship, entitled “YOUNG RESEARCHERS PROJECT” of the University “Federico II” in Naples (Financed by MURST – Ref. n. 400/14.3.2001).
    • He was, declared by the international organization Expertscape, among the first 10 “World leaders” in research and treatment of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), during a press conference in Palo Alto (San Francisco, USA) on 23rd January 2014
    • He won the Gold Medal conferred by “Ligue Universelle du Bien Public” on 12th December 2014 at the Unesco headquarters in Paris (France) for his high scientific and humanitarian merits. He is the only Italian researcher to have received that honor.
    • He was awarded on 27th September 2015 at San Nazzaro Theater in Napoli of the  “Masaniello Napoletani Protagonisti Anno 2015”for scientific research, on the following grounds: “A restless giving inspired by the desire of being useful to the community, promoting studies about Polycystic Ovary.”
    • He received the International Award “Giovanni Paolo II”in the field of “Medicine” in the Church of the Holy Family in Salerno, on 12th December 2015 on the following grounds “for having, practicing his professional ethics ensured and save guarded the sanctity of Life, harmonizing Christian principles and those transmitted values of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.”
  • Organisational skills and competences:
    • Lecturer at several university, in specializing and post- specializing courses as well as at the Faculty of Medicine and Chirurgy, at ”University “Federico II” in Naples, and at the faculty of Sport Sciences at University “Parthenope” in Naples, and at the University “Suor Orsola Benincasa in Salerno”.
    • Coordinator, as the Head of the Scientific Secretariat in several (n. 18) Post-Specializing Training Courses in  Endocrinology, Diabetology and Gyneacological Endocrinology and as responsible for the Scientific Secretariat  in several national and international congresses about endocrine-metabolic issues, among them he was the head of  the scientific organization  of the “2nd Special Meeting of the Androgen Excess Society on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” in Ravello (Salerno).
    • He is currently Reviewers of the endocrinological, metabolical and gyneacological journals  (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology, European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Diabetic Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Ondine, Pharmacogenetics, Gynecological Endocrinology).
    • He was Associate Editor of the Bulletin of Androgen Excess Society from October 2003 to December 2004.
    • Scientific coordinator of the “Salernitan Prevention Day of thyroid diseases for 4 years, together with the  city of Salerno he coordinated the screening in local schools with thyroid ultrasound and the round table with experts  about thyroid diseases and  goitre at the city hall of Salerno.
    • Supporter of merits in medicine, as promoter and coordinator of the scholarships “Franco Orio”, awarded to the best students of the course of degree in medicine  at the University  of Salerno and to the more meritorious from Campania.
    • Since 2009, he has been Chairman of the AMCI (Association of Italian Catholic Physicians) sector Salerno.
    • Since 2013 he has been the scientific head of the Health Campus, section of Salerno, a no-profit organization with social and preventive aims, coordinating specialized field surgeries for the citizenship offering free service.
    • IT expert (excellent management of the principal operational systems: DOS e Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 ) and knowledge of the principal writing software, data systems, statistics and presentations: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, SPSS.
  • Further Information:
    • Among the main “Top Italian Scientist” (among the first 100), having more than 170 publications cited by public and worldwide recognized databases (PubMed, Scopus) and scientific papers published in indexed international journals.
    • Author of 170 full-papers published in international journals indexed by the Journal Citation Report; to date he has reached an over 450 total Impact Factor (IF) and an IF average of 3.5, having 40 papers, as first or last author, with an Impact Factor referred to the first or last name of over 100. Hiindex =34.
    • Author of 9 updating works in the endocrinology sector, among them, one in pediatric endocrinology specifically about female puberty and of 58 chapters in national and international books.
    • Author of over 150 abstracts of participations to national and international congresses, presented as posters or oral communications.
    • Author of over 60 oral presentations at conferences, courses and national and international symposiums, and “Invited speaker” at several international congresses.
    • He has given several and innovative scientific contributions focused on: Cardiovascular complications in  polycystic ovary syndrome and etiopathogenetic mechanism of obesity of the same syndrome.
    • As gathered from the numerous publications produced over these years his research lines can be summarized as follows: Metabolic complications of PCOS; Vascular and cardiovascular complications of PCOS; Role of physical exercise as therapeutic instrument for PCOS: programs of physical activity at medium to long run aimed at improving not only fertility but also prevent metabolic and cardiovascular complications in young women with
    • Future research lines and ongoing studies are: Role of the mediterranean diet for PCOS; Role of Inositols: Combination Myo-inositol and chiro-inositol on PCOS phenotype; Role of physical exercise as an instrument to prevent PCOS; Role of physical exercise for obesityas a prevention from cardiovascular diseases: effects of physical activity on  adipocitokine; Role of physical activity for type 2 diabetes mellitus: motivation of the patient and long term run program participation; Comparison of the different and new therapeutic strategies for the patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus: physical exercise, oral hypoglycaemic agents, incretin-mimetics, “long acting” insulin and their impact on macroangiopathic complications, in particular for cardiovascular and atherosclerotic disease; Role of environmental polluters and in particular “endocrine disrupters” in the genesis of pathologies in the Campanian area.

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