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Date and Place of birth:

24 - 3 - 1961, Naples (Italy)



M.D. Degree:

July 30, 1985


Summa cum laude


Medical School, University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy

Medical Board:

February 26, 1986


University of Naples, Italy




1983 - 1985


Student Fellow,


Division of Medical Oncology, Medical School, University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy




1985 - 1988




Division of Medical Oncology, University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy




1988 - 1993




Division of Medical Oncology, University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy




December 1993


Assistant Professor,


Division of Medical Oncology B, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy




December 1995


Vice Chief


Division of Medical Oncology B, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy




January 2001




Day Hospital Chemotherapy Unit, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy




From December 2003 to february 2017


Director, Department of Oncology/Hematology


“S.G. Moscati” Hospital, Avellino, Italy



Current Position:

Since December 2001  


Chief Division of Medical Oncology


“S. G. Moscati” Hospital, Avellino, Italy


Since February 2017
Program and Evaluation Committee Member of the National Cancer Insitute of Naples (Italy)


Speciality in Oncology:

July 12, 1988
Summa cum laude
Medical School , University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy

Speciality in Internal Medicine:

July 15, 1993
Medical School, University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy

Research interest:

Lung Cancer, Cancer in the Elderly


Teaching Activities:

Professor of Medical Oncology in Post-graduated School of Oncology at  “Federico II” University of Naples from 2002 to 2016

Professor of Medical Oncology in Post-gradueted School of  Oncology at Second University of Naples since 2004

Director of the Italian School of Thoracic Oncology (SIOT) since 2008


Scientific Society Membership:

Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica (A.I.O.M.) since 1988

Member of  National Directory Board from 2006 to 2007


International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (I.A.S.L.C.) since 2006


American Association of Clinical Oncology (A.S.C.O.) since 1995


International Society of Geriatric Oncology (S.I.O.G.) from 2003 to 2009

Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Toracica (AIOT), Secretary from 2007 to 2012 and President from 2013 to 2017

European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) since 2008


Cooperative Group Membership:

Clinical Trial Promoting Group  (C.T.P.G.) - Advisor Board Member from 2001 to 2017

Chairman “Lung Cancer Section” from 2001 to 2017


European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

Lung Cancer Group from 1996 to 2000


-Gruppo Italiano di Geriatria Oncologica (G.I.O.Ger.)

Advisor Board Member from 2000 to 2008



-Gruppo Oncologico Italia Meridionale (G.O.I.M.)

Advisor Board Member since 2001

Secretary from 2004 to  2006

Foundation Council member of the European Thoracic Platform (ETOP) from 2009 to 2013

Committee membership

Consultant of Continuing Medical Education (CME) National Committee since 2003

European Expert EMEA

European Expert for Oncology of European Medicine Evaluation Agency (EMEA)- London (UK) year 2004


Associate editor activity:


Cancer (italian edition) from 1999 to 2002

Critical Review in Oncology/Hematology since 2000

Cancer Aging  since 2003

The Oncologist since 2003 (Section Editors “Lung Cancer”)

Supportive and Palliative Cancer Care since 2004

Lancet Oncology from 2006 to 2009.

Cancer since 2006

Current Medical Literature- Lung Cancer since 2007

Lung Cancer since 2007

Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology since 2008

Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs since 2009

European Journal of Clinical and Medical Oncology since 2010

Clinical Investigation  since 2010

Journal of Geriatric Oncology since 2010

Journal of Thoracic Disease since 2010

World Journal of Respirology since 2011

Translational Medicine since 2014 

Journal of Tumor since 2014 

Current Genomics since 2014 


Management courses:

Course of management for chif of the stuff  named “Ippocrate” held to the “Luigi Bocconi” University in Milan           (Italy).

February - March - April 1999.

The course has the criteria specified by Italian Ministery of Health.


He gave invited lectures nationally (about 350) and internationally (more than 110) to academic and scientific audiences and served as chairmen in more then 250 national and 40 international conferences.

Dott. Gridelli gave 3 oral presentation on clinical trials and 5 educational talks as faculty member at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meetings. He received several national and international prizes. On 2021 received the Awards and Lecture in Geriatric Oncology of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

He is author of about 500 papers in indexed international journals.

On November 2013 the American agency Expertscape (Palo Alto, California) appointed Dr. Gridelli at the first place among the top world experts on lung cancer. The first place has been confirmed by the same American agency on August 2019.


About 22.000 citations on international indexed journal and h-Index Scopus 68




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