Alberto Spalice, MD, MA

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Prof. Alberto Spalice, MD, MA, Pediatric Neurologist, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Neurology Division at the Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Università "La Sapienza" of Rome - Department of Paediatrics.   With a Masters in Pediatric Immunology he is also Course Director of Pediatric Nursing and Pediatric Immunology.

He’s an active member of the following professional associations: a) the Italian Society of Paediatrics (SIP) b) the Italian Society of Neuropediatria (SINP) c) Italian League against Epilepsy ( LICE) d) Italian Association of Neuroradiologia (AINR) e) Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, and f) Study group of Pediatric.  

Dr. Spalice has participated as a collaborator in research projects for Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca Scientifica, CNR Projects, and Projects of the Ministry of Health (Oncology and Pediatric Gastroenterology).  He is an expert in rare diseases in childhood: clinical study, genetic, metabolic and neuroradiology, and nervous system disorders.  He has published research from 1990 to present totals 348 publications of which 83 are in international journals, 52 in national journals, 105 abstracts at national conferences, 58 abstracts at international conferences. 

Since 2011 he is an active PANS PANDAS practitioner, and primary research collaborator for the PANDAS Italian ODV, the Parent Organization for PANS PANDAS in Italy.  Since 2014 he has published 15 works on PANS PANDAS for scientific journals. He has participated in structuring various projects of the Association and since 2014 has spoken at international conferences on this disease model.  He is a founding board member of EXPAND, a European consortium, consisting of PANS/PANDAS specialists from various scientific societies including neuropsychologists, psychotherapists and school professional specialists in Italy.  

Research has focused on molecular genetics and neurological defects as well as effects of drugs (interleukin-2) in acute leukemias.   At the Università of Rome he works with graduates in Pediatric Medicine and Surgery.  He collaborates in exercises in Pediatric Neurology students in their sixth year of medicine and surgery. He is one of the holders of Neurophysiology Pediatric (Integrated Course) at 1 school of specialization in Pediatrics (Director Prof. Paola Iannetti) "La Sapienza" of Rome.

Pediatric Neurologist, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics