Pier Luigi Meroni


Degree in Medicine, Post graduated school in Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Post graduated school in Haematology

1974-1977     Assistant, Transplantation Immunology and Blood Transfusion Centre, Ospedale Maggiore di Milano

1977-1999     Research Assistant (1977-1987), Associate Professor (1988-1999), Full Professor Internal Medicine (2000-2006), Full Professor of Rheumatology since 2006, University of Milan-Ospedale Maggiore di Milano

1999-2009    Head of Allergy, Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Unit,  IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Private Research Institute, Milano

2009-2017     Director of Department of Rheumatology, Istituto G. Pini Public Hospital

2017-today    Director of Immunorheumatology Research Laboratory, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Private Research Institute, Milano

Authors of more than 500 scientific publications in Pub Med; of 45 book chapters and 4  books.

h-index: 70 (Scopus), 131 (TIS,Top_Italian_Scientists_Biomedical_Sciences) n.8


1987: Roussel Prize for the studies on age-associated immunedeficit

2005: EULAR Research Prize for the studies on the etiopathogenesis of the APS

2014: AESKU Prize for lifetime contribution to research in autoimmunity.

2014: Master of the American College of Rheumatology


Member of the Editorial Board of: Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Clin Exp. Rheumatol, Autoimmunity, Autoimmunity Review, Lupus, J Autoimmunity, Current Rheumatol. Rev.

Member of the IUIS/WHO/AF/CDC Sub-Committee for the standardization of diagnostic tests for rheumatic diseases.

Member of the ACR ANA Task Force

Italian representative for the EASI group (European autoimmunity standardization initiative forum)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the AESKU Institute of Autoimmunity

Member of the Henry Kunkel Society

President of the Forum Interdisciplinare Ricerca Malattie Autoimmuni (FIRMA) (2014-2018)

Director of the Postgraduate School in Clinical Immunology  (2003-2009) and of the Rheumatology – University of Milan (2009-2015).