Dr Massimiliano Filosto graduated in Medicine and Surgery with honors at University of Catania in 1993. He specialized in Neurology with honors at University of Verona in 1999.
In 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. in Neurosciences at University of Verona after a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2002-2003) at the Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, USA.
To date, Dr. Filosto is a Neurologist at the Department of Neurological Sciences and Vision, ASST “Spedali Civili”, Brescia, Italy (Chairman Prof. A. Padovani); he’s coordinator of the Center for Neuromuscular Diseases and Neuropathies, including ALS Center and Muscle Biopsies Center.
He’s Contract Professor of Neurology at University of Brescia.
The main interests in the field of neurosciences are muscle, nerve and motor neuron diseases. His work focuses on metabolic myopathies, genotype/phenotype relations, epigenetic and pathological findings in mitochondrial diseases and muscle glycogenoses.
Since 2000 he is member of the Italian Society of Neurology and the Italian Association of Myology; since 2005 of the Italian Association of Neuropathology; since 2007 of the World Muscle Society; since 2010 of the Italian Association for the Study of the Peripheral Nervous System.
Since 2011 he is member of the TREAT-NMD Neuromuscular Network (network of excellence funded by the European Commisisone FP6).
Since 2012 he is a member of Orphanet as Coordinator of the Centre of Expertise “Center for Neuromuscular Diseases and Neuropathies – Unit of Neurology – ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia”, EUGT number: EUGTIT291956, Orpha number: ORPHA291961.
Since 2012 he’s member of the Board of the Italian Association of Myology (AIM).
Since 2015 he is a member of the Medical/Scientific Commission of the Italian Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (AISLA) and, since 2017, of the Italian ! Union ag ainst Muscular Dystrophies (UILDM).
Since 2016 he is full Individual Member of the European Academy of Neurology and partecipates to expert panels in neuromuscular diseases, peripheral neuropathies and motor neuron diseases.