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 ability. 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 several 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), Visiting 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).