Andrea graduated in 1994 at University of Padua (Italy). After his post-graduate in Internal Medicine he shifted his interest in travel medicine studying first at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, then at the Swiss Tropical Institute. In 2003, he got his ISTM Certificate in Travel Health®. Since then, he has been holding a position of Consultant in Travel Medicine and Migrants' Health at the Centre for Tropical Diseases, in Negrar, near Verona. Andrea got the Diploma in Travel Medicine at the RCPSG in 2006 and in 2011 he was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Travel Medicine. Furthermore, he was very recently in the first cohort of students obtaining the Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine and has been admitted in the Academy of Clinical Educators of the RCPSG. He is also a Fellow of the International Society of Travel Medicine and sits as a Counsellor in the Executive Board of the same scientific society.
In Italy, Andrea runs a residential course on “Travel Medicine” for health care workers (since 2008) and a “Basic Course in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine” for undergraduate medical students (since 2017). His preminent interests span from pre-travel advice to vaccine-preventable diseases and malaria prevention, from envenomations to the practical workup of complaints in returning travellers, from mountain medicine to consolidation of non-technical basic skills in the wilderness.