Giampaolo Perna

Full Professor n.t.

Chief of the Personalized Medicine Center for Anxiety and Panic Disorders at Humanitas San Pio X in Milan Chairman, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Villa San Benedetto Menni, Albese con Cassano (Como)

He has grown in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment (Italian father, Japanese mother; nations where he lived during the first 6 years of his life: USA, Japan, Norway, Italy) showing and developing an excellent adapting abilities. He is fluent in English (native language) and Italian and he has double citizenships (USA & Italian).

During his educational career he never failed a goal: scientific high school, degree in medicine and surgery, PhD in psychiatry and relational sciences, residentship in psychiatry.

His professional growth has been fostered by several leaders in the field of psychiatry: Donald Klein (Columbia University, NY), Charles B. Nemeroff (University of Austin-Texas, USA), Laura Bellodi (Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan-Italy), Eric Griez & Koen Schruers (Maastricht University, NL), Francesca Brambilla (Milan), Alan Schatzberg (Stanford University, USA), Ned Kalin (University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA) and Thomas Schlaepfer (University of Friburg, Germany)

He is the Co-Editor in Chief, together with Prof. Charles Nemeroff (University of Austin-Texas – USA), of the scientific journal Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry published from Elsevier

He developed his skills in teaching, serving for 7 different universities (Humanitas University-Milan, State University of Milan, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University-Milan, State University of l’Aquila, Lumsa University in Rome, Maastricht University, University of Miami). He tutored more than 50 students to obtain degrees in Medicine and Psychology, PhDs, residentship in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology (Milan, L’Aquila, Maastricht, Yale, Rio de Janeiro). He is currently Voluntary Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, Miami University (USA), Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University (NL), Director, Sumer course in Affective Neuroscience, University di Maastricht (NL) & University di Firenze (IT). In 2017 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification to function as Full Professor in Italian Universities.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.