Prof. V. Poletti, MD PhD
Venerino Poletti finished his medical study in 1981 at the University of Bologna (Italy). Venerino Poletti graduated with honours with a thesis entitled: Fiberoptic bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of smear negative tuberculosis. He was certified as ‘pulmonary Medicine Specialist’ in June 1985 with honours and as ‘Anatomic Pathology Specialist’ in June 1989 with honours. In November 2001 he became head of the Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Ospedale Morgagni, Italy. Now he is Head in the same Department and, since June 2006, Coordinator of Pulmonology of the Romagna Area. Since June 1991 he is Clinical Professor of Pulmonary Medicine (University of Bologna 1991-1996; University of Parma 1995-today). Furthermore he is chair of the Group ‘Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases’ of the ‘Associazione Italiana Pneumologi Ospedalieri’ and member of the editorial board of Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases. He is a co-editor of the Monographs ‘Bronchiolitis’ and ‘Pulmonary Complications in Hematologic Patients’ of the ‘Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine’ together with Prof. U. Costabel. He is a reviewer of many international journals. He collaborates with international centres famous for ILD and related disorders. He (co-) authored over 250 papers and book chapters. Currently, he is involved in clinical and pathological research on these topics: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, bronchoalveolar lavage, acute lung injury, lung cancer, diagnostic and interventional methods in Pulmonology, pulmonary complications in immunocompromised host. Furthermore, he is coordinator and director of several educational and of postgraduate courses. His Center participates in several international trials aimed to improve the therapeutic approach of patients suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and lung Cancer. Currently, he is secretary of the European Respiratory Society Group 1.5: ‘Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease’ (elected in January 2008).