Giorgio Walter Canonica

Full Professor n.t.

Allergology and Respiratory Diseases
Full Professor of Allergology and Respiratory Diseases


  • 1972          Medical Doctor-University of Genoa
  • 1969/72   Department of Pulmonary Diseases, University of Genoa
  • 1970          Department of Pulmonary Diseases (Dir. Prof. P. Sadoul), University of Nancy INSERM, France
  • 1976          Specialist in Pulmonary Diseases –University of Genoa
  • 1977-97    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa
  • 1977          Department of Microbiology (Dir. Prof. Lorenzo Moretta), University of Genoa
  • 1980         Department of Immunology (Dir. Prof. H. Wigzell), University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1980         Specialist in Allergology and Clinical Immunology-University of Florence
  • 1981          Training for ICH/GCP
  • 1984/85   Department of Basic and Clinical Immunology (Prof. H. Fudenberg),  Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, U.S.A.

Academic Background

  • 1973            Assistant Professor Pulmonary Diseases Clinic –University of Genoa
  • 1977            Assistant Professor Dept. of Internal Medicine – University of Genoa
  • 1982            Associate Professor Allergy and Clinical Immunology-Dept. of Internal Medicine
  • 1995-1998  Full Professor of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Int. Medicine, Genoa University
  • 1998-today Full Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Dept. of Int. Medicine, Genoa University
  • 1997-2000  Director of Specialty School of Allergy and Clin. Immunology DIMI, Genoa University
  • 1998 – 2016 Chairman of the Allergy & Respiratory Diseases Clinic –Dept. of Int. Med, Genoa University – IRCCS AOU San Martino IST
  • 2008-2011   Chairman Dept. of Spec Medicine IRCCS AOU S. Martino
  • 2001-2007   Director of Specialty School of Pulmonary Diseases Genoa University

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.