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Professore Ordinario





Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD is director of the Parkinson Unit and operates at the Neurology Clinic at the department of Neuroscience in Padua. He earned his medical degree from the Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Rome. In November 1990 he completed his neurology training with honors and then undertook a visiting fellowship at the PET Department Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland before starting in 1991 his PhD in neuroradiology under the supervision of Professor Klaus Leenders. In 1995 he started as Assistant Professor of Neurology at the North Shore Hospital/ New York University hospital where he continued his research on defintion of imaging biomarkers of the dopamine system and associated neurodegenerative processes. He also focused his research on characterization of brain networks in PD using FDG-PET. He received the first award from the National Parkinson Foundation for ‘young researchers in Parkinson’s disease’. In 1996 he was awarded the Junior Faculty Award and in 1996/97 from United Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson's Disease Foundation for his research in the field of Parkinson’s disease. From November 1997 to end 2009 he worked at the Parkinson Institute in Milan where he coordinated Clinical Research at the Department of Neuroscience and had his accademic affiliation at the 2nd University of Milan (Bicocca). In 2010 he became director of the Parkinson and movement disorders unit at the research institute for neurorehabilitation San Camillo in Venice. Since 2015 is responsible of the Movement Disorders section at the Neurolgy Clinic in Padua. He is the coordinator at University Hospital in Padua of the European Research Network for Rare Neurological Disorders (ERN-RND)

His research focuses on pharmacology, neuroimaging as well as cognitive and behavioral aspects particularly in Parkinson’s disease, Huntington chorea, dystonia and other rare neurological conditions. In addition he is actively involved in the use of continuous infusion of levodopa and apomorphine infusion as well as neuromodulation (like the deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulus (STN-DBS) for the treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesia of complicated Parkinson patients).

During his academic career he has published 422 indexed peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. His H-Index is 76 has 21890 citations (Scopus). He serves as reviewer for the main medical and neurology journals. He is President of European Section of the Movement Disorders Society and of the Management Group of the European Academy of Neurology.


Office hours

  • Tuesday from 14:45 to 15:30
    at Clinica Neurologica 1
    - inviare prima richiesta di appuntamento oppure chiedere presso accettazione ambulatori o segreteria neurologia - Please send first email to request an appointment or ask the secretary of neurology

Research Area

Cognition in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Pharmachology of the dopamine system
Parkinson disease
Progressive Sopranuclear Palsy
Atypical Parkinsonism
Huntington disease
Pediatric movement disorders

Thesis proposals

Parkinson disease
Huntington Corea
Advanced drug therapies (infusions)