Antonio Toscano

Antonio Toscano is Professor of Neurology, since 2009, at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of the University of Messina, Italy.

He received his MD “cum laude” in 1981 and, then, he specialized in Neurology in 1985 in the University of Messina.

From 1986 to 1987, he attended as a fellow “The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, UK, under the guide of dr. John Morgan-Hughes, studying Mitochondrial Disorders.

Since 2016, he is responsible of a ERN Reference Center for Rare Neuromuscular disorders at the University Hospital of Messina, Italy.

He has been President and past President of the Italian Association of Myology (AIM) (2009-2015) Since 2016, Chairman of the EAN Panel for Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders,

Since 2017, Treasurer of the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN)

Since 2018, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Messina

He is also member of:
a) National Board of the Italian Neurological Society (SIN),
b) Board of the European Consortium for Pompe Disease (EPOC),
c) International board of the Pompe registry,
d)  several other National and International Scientific Societies and Groups

His main research interests are focused on Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders with particular attention to Metabolic Myopathies and, more specifically, to pathogenic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of muscle glycogenoses (i.e. Pompe disease), lipid storage myopathies and mitochondrial encephalomyopathies or other rare neurodegenerative disorders. In these fields, he has published over 200 papers.