Dr Caterina Borgna Pignatti
Medical Degree magna cum laude at the University of Pavia
Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) 1972
Medical Fellow in Pediatric Hematology at Stanford University, California from March 1972 to February 1974.
Stage in Pediatric Hematology and Hepatology, University of Paris-Sud, France from January to November 1975
Specialty Degree in Pediatrics and Hematology at the University of Pavia, Italy
From October 1978 is Assistant Professor at the Pediatric Dept of the University of Pavia, Italy
In November and December 1981 works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center di Seattle (USA) where she performs the first bone marrow transplant for thalassemia in one of her Italian patients.
In 1982, as the winner of a fellowship of the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca contro il Cancro spends three months al Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center di Seattle (USA)
From 1994 Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ferrara, Italy,
From 2001 is Full Professor and Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Ferrara
She has published more than 150 indexed papers mainly in Pediatric Hematology, with a particular interest for Thalassemia.
She coauthored the first paper on bone marrow transplantation for thalassemia
Recent work has involved survival in thalassemia, the role of chelation in protecting from cardiac complications, the risk of malignancy, the prevalence and course of hepatocellular carcinoma.