Carlo Giaquinto

ROTA Council Member, Italy

Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics, University of Padova

Carlo Giaquinto is a paediatrician and head of the Referral Centre for Paediatric HIV infection in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Padova. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Institute of Child Health in London, England.

A leading expert in paediatric rotavirus infection and vaccination, Dr. Giaquinto is the primary investigator of the REVEAL study, which examines the age distribution of rotavirus gastroenteritis cases in European children. He is a member of the European Centre for Disease Prevention’s working group for rotavirus vaccination and a member of the European Paediatric Vaccine Advisory Board.

He chairs the Paediatric European Network for the Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) Steering Committee, and is vice president of Fondazione Moschino, which serves as a coordinating body for associations working with HIV-affected children and families. Dr. Giaquinto also chairs the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno, which supports the promotion of local economic development.

Dr. Giaquinto is the coordinator of several international research projects focused on his primary interest, the field of childhood infectious diseases. He was a member of the Italian Ministry of Health’s national committee for the fight against infectious diseases and a member of Comite Restreint del Fonds de Solidaritè Terapeutique International, which provides grants for research on the prevention and treatment of diseases.

Dr. Giaquinto reviews several international scientific journals including The Lancet,Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal and Paediatrics and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He is the author or co-author of more than 190 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Giaquinto has been invited to speak at more than 400 conferences and international workshops across the world.

He graduated with a MD in 1982 and specialized in pediatrics in 1986 from the University of Padova in Italy.