Prof. Ferruccio Santini, MD, PhD

Obesity Center-Endocrinology Unit
University Hospital of Pisa
Via Paradisa, 2, 56124 Pisa
Phone: +39050997345



Research lines

  • Diagnostic screening for LD mutations
  • Genotype/Phenotype analysis
  • Genetic Studies on LD
  • Protein biochemistry equipment and tecniques 
  • Ultracentrifuges
  • Protein expression
  • Cell culture
  • Gene expression
  • Animal facility

Clinical activities

  • Clinical and genetic diagnosis of Lipodystrophic syndromes
  • Follow-up of patients and treatment with h-r-Leptin (if indicated)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of associated co-morbidities

Human resources

  • 5 Endocrinologists
  • 4 Residents in Endocrinology
  • 1 Psychiatrist
  • 1 Psychologist
  • 1 Sport Science Physician Specialist
  • 2 Dietitians
  • 1 Nurse


Facilities

  • Endocrinological analysis lab 
  • Functional endocrine tests room
  • 5 ambulatory rooms
  • In-patients hospital admission (4 beds)
  • Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry
  • Whole room indirect calorimeter (under construction)
  • Counseling: Cardiologist, Plastic surgeon


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