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), Laura Bellodi (Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan-Italy), Eric Griez (Maastricht University, NL), Francesca Brambilla (Milan), Charles B. Nemeroff (University of Miami, USA), Alan Schatzberg (Stanford University, USA), Ned Kalin (University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA) and Thomas Schlaepfer (University of Friburg, Germany)


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.