Prof. Carlo Alviggi

Federico II University of Naples Naples, Italy

Dr. Carlo Alviggi obtained his MD degree (1994), specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1998), and PhD. in 2001 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

In 1998 he was fellow at the IVF Unit of the Imperial College of London – Hammersmith Campus, where he also collaborated with the Department of Immunology (Imperial College of London). Thereafter, he collaborated with the Laboratory of Immunology of the Italian National Research Council (Naples), the laboratory of Autoimmunity and Tolerance of the University of California (Los Angeles), and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Athens (Greece). This collaborative network resulted in various publications some of which concerning new hypotheses on the pathogenesis of pelvic endometriosis.

During the last years, he has been working as Associate Professor in Reproductive Medicine at the Fertility Unit of the University of Naples Federico II.

Dr Alviggi has published extensively and has been invited to lecture at over 200 international meetings dealing with reproductive medicine and gynecological endocrinology. He has participated in several national and international (phase II-III) multi-centric, prospective randomized trials.

Prof. Alviggi mainly focused his research on the impact of polymorphisms of gonadotropins and their receptors on the outcome of COS and IVF. Other research interests are the role of LH in folliculogenesis, the use of LH-containing drugs in patients undergoing COS for IVF, the pathogenesis of pelvic endometriosis, reproductive immunology and endocrinology, and the genetics of human reproduction. His current Hirsch index (h-index) and h index in the last 10 years (i10-index) are 25 and 37 respectively, whereas his total citation count is greater than 2,800. In addition, he is coordinating several international networks aimed to promote pharmacogenomic approach to COS.