The Chair of Pediatrics

The Chair of Pediatrics

  • Chief_ Paolo Rossi
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The Chair of Pediatrics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata was founded in the early ’80s, by the distinguished Pediatrician Brunetto Boscherini.
Ever since the teaching staff has kept a strong translational research profile in the field of specialized pediatric disciplines with particular reference to Endocrinology, Hematology, Allergology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The activities of the Chair have grown over the last 20 years thanks to the partnership with the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital.
The current Chairman is Prof. Paolo Rossi. The headquarter is located inside the Pediatric University Hospital-Department (DPUO) of the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital. 

The educational activities of the Medicine and Surgery Degree Course both in Italian and English language include periods of attendance for the practical clinical activities at the Pediatric University Hospital-Department, in the Pediatrics, Infectous Diseases, Endocrinology, Bronchopneumology, Rare Diseases Units of the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and the Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology Units of the Tor Vergata Hospital (PTV).

To certify the Clinical and Experimental core of the activities of the Chair, there are several national and international Research Projects in which the Professors of the Chair are committed and the outstanding scientific contributions in the field of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Endocrinology, published by prestigious international magazines.
The students who want to do a thesis in Pediatrics are actively involved in these projects and are enabled to attend the Research Laboratories of the Chair, located into the E-North tower of the Faculty of Medicine and, they are often co-authors of the publications that describe their results.
All these activities are available at the website of the School of Pediatrics through a virtual learning platform.
Currently, the Academic Teaching Staff consists of 2 Full Professor, 3 Associate Professors, 5 Aggregate Professors and 2 Confirmed Researcher whom CV are available at the website of the School of Pediatrics.




1. Pediatrics:

  • Elements of epidemiology
  • History and physical examination
  • Growth and pubertal development of the child
  • Vaccinations
  • Feeding of the newborn infant and the child healthy and pathological
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Immunological diseases
  • Allergic diseases
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Liver Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Diseases.
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
  • Pediatric oncology: the major childhood cancers
  • Major metabolic diseases
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Rickets
  • Endocrinopathies
  • Diseases of the urinary
  • Diseases of the nervous system


2. Neuropsychiatry:

  • Febrile seizures
  • Psychomotor retardation and cognitive
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Headaches
  • Neuro-cutaneous


3. Pediatric Surgery and Child:

  • Elements of clinical embryology
  • Congenital malformation in surgical pathology character
  • Chest surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • General surgery and abdominal wall
  • Resection and surgical aspects of solid tumors
  • Surgery of the digestive system
  • Surgery hepatobiliary and pancreatic
  • Surgery of the urinary tract
  • Organ transplantation in children

Supervisors / Children's Hospital "Bambino Gesù"


Bizzarri Carla

Medical Director - Endocrinology

Cappa Marco

Head of the Complex - Endocrinology

Ciampalini Paolo

Medical Director - Endocrinology

Fintini Danilo

Freelancer - Endocrinology

Grossi Armando

Head of High Specialization - Endocrinology

Matteoli Maria Cristina

Medical Director - Endocrinology

Patera Patrizia

Responsible of High Specialization - Endocrinology

Schiaffini Riccardo

Medical Director - Endocrinology

Ubertini Grazia Maria

Medical Director - Endocrinology


Bernardi Stefania

Head of High Specialization - Pediatric Immunoinfettivologia

Calò Carducci Francesca

Medical Director - Pediatric Immunoinfectivology

D'Argenio Patrizia

Responsible for S. Departmental Structure - Pediatric Immunoinfettivologia

Jenkner Alessandro

Medical Director Center Trials

Palma Paolo

Medical Director - Pediatric Immunoinfettivologia

Santilli Veronica

Immunology and Pharmacotherapy

Tchidjou Kuekou Hyppolite

Freelancer - Pediatric Immunoinfettivologia

Clinical Trials

Livadiotti Susanna

Responsible Unit Function Centre Trials

Faculty / University of Rome Tor Vergata


Cancrini Caterina

Aggregate Professor

Chini Loredana

Aggregate Professor

Cianfarani Stefano

Associate Professor

Di Domenico Claudia

Aggregate Professor

Finocchi Andrea

General and Specialistic Pediatrics

Manca Bitti Maria Luisa

Aggregate Professor

Moschese Viviana

Associate Professor

Palumbo Giuseppe

Confirmed Researcher

Rossi Paolo

Ordinary Professor

Scirè Giuseppe

Aggregate Professor

Simonetti Alessandra

Confirmed Researcher

Spadoni Gian Luigi

Aggregate Professor