SS Annunziata Hospital, Chieti, Italy, Italy
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal encompassing all aspects of respiratory medicine. It has a particular focus on interdisciplinary and translational research. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine is the official journal of the Italian scientific society AIMAR.
Dott. Fernando De Benedetto is currently Chief Physician at the Pneumology Unit, “SS. Annunziata” Hospital, Chieti, Italy, a position he has held since 1991.
During his training, Dott. De Benedetto specialized in: Diseases of the Cardiovascular System at “Università Cattolica del S. Cuore”; Respiratory Medicine at University of Studies “La Sapienza”; and Internal Medicine at University “G. D’Annunzio”. He passed all courses with distinction.
From the academic year 1991-1992 up to the present day Dott. De Benedetto teaches “Respiratory Physiopathology” within the 4th year of degree course “Medicine and Surgery” at University “G. D’Annunzio”, Chieti. He also teaches “Respiratory Medicine” within the schools of Internal Medicine, Cardiosurgery, Chest Surgery, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases and Radiology.
Currently Dott. De Benedetto is President of the Italian Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Disease (AIMAR). He is a member of American Thoracic Society (ATS), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and European Respiratory Society (ERS).
Dott. De Benedetto has been Editor of the official scientific journal of AIMAR, Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine since 2005. He is a peer-reviewer of several scientific journals, including: Chest, Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary Pharmacology, Respiration, etc. He is First Investigator, or co-author of over 330 scientific publications.
From 1996-2003 Dott. De Benedetto was Selection Editor of the Rassegna di Patologia dell’Apparato Respiratorio, the official journal of the Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists (AIPO). He was Editor of the scientific journal Pneumology e Infectivology News from 1999-2004, and Managing Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2004-2010) responsible for Italian translation of selected articles.