Padua University, Italy

Prof. Mario Plebani, MD., Ph.D.

Prof. Mario Plebani obtained his medical degree summa cum laude from the Medical School of the University of Padova. He completed residency training and specialization in Laboratory Medicine, and subsequently in Gastroenterology, at the same University. He is full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine, the University of Padova and Chief of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University-Hospital of Padova. In 2017 it was appointed Dean of the Medical School of the University of Padova and, from 1991 is the Chief of the Centre of Biomedical Research (a specialized Centre for quality in laboratory medicine for the Veneto Region). He is also the Director of the Post-graduate course of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry of the University of Padova. Honorary Professor at University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica he served as President of the International Society of Enzymology for four years (2004-2008), as President of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Clinical Biology for five years (in 2003 and from 2007 to 2009) and President of the Federation of Italian Societies of Laboratory Medicine (FismeLab) from 2009 to 2012. Prof. Plebani is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, and Editor in Chief of Diagnosis. He published 1100 full papers, more than 900 abstracts, and several books and book chapters, H-index 88 (20.351 citations with an average per year of 371 citations), and an Impact Factor of 984.495 in the last three years.

Invited speaker at many national and international meetings and conferences such as the AACC annual meetings in 1998, 2005 and 2007-2012, the IFCC/EFCC International Congresses in Florence (1999), Kyoto (2002), the IFCC-FESSC EuroMedLab in Prague (2001), Barcelona (2003), Glasgow (2005), Innsbruck (2009), Berlin (2012) and Milan (2013). He has been invited as a key-note speaker at many national meetings of IFCC member societies, including Australia, UK, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Turkey, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru.

Awards Received:

1991-King Prize for achievement and original research in Clinical Enzymology, International Society for Clinical Enzymology (ISE);

2007-AACC Management Sciences Division, Outstanding Contributions to Management Sciences Award;

2008-AACC Award for Outstanding Clinical Laboratory Contributions to Patient Safety;

2011-ACB (UK) International Lecture Award;

2014-IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine) Distinguished Award for Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care;

2014- AACC/NACB Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research and the 2014 Canadian Society (CSCC) “Travelling Lecture” Award.

Research Areas:

His main areas of research are quality management in laboratory medicine, diagnostic and laboratory errors, biomarkers in cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and in vitro allergy diagnostics.