Nicolino Ruperto, MD, MPH
Senior Scientist of the
Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO, www.printo.it)
IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini
Pediatric Clinical Trial Unit,
Dr Ruperto received his degree in medicine in 1990 from the University of Pavia, Italy, where he
trained under the supervision of Professor Martini. He spent two years in Cincinnati, OH under
the supervision of Dr Giannini learning clinical trials and consensus methodologies, and
professional experience through roles as a medical assistant and through completing a Paediatric
Rheumatology Research Fellowship. While in the USA he undertook a Master’s in Public Health
(MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA and won the Senior Rheumatology
Scholars Award in 1996. He was awarded the 2005 Gerolamo Gaslini Prize for Excellence in
Research from the Gerolamo Gaslini Foundation.
In 1996 he co-founded the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO,
www.printo.it), where he holds the position of PRINTO Senior Scientist. He has taken an active
role in the management of all PRINTO international research projects with over 42,000 data
collected from children with pediatric rheumatic diseases from over 350 centres in more than 60
countries. He has been the PI and project manager for several public and private grants.
Dr. Ruperto published over 360 manuscripts peer reviews on prestigious international journal
with the following metrics: h-index Google Scholar 85, citations 27853. Impact factor 2475.747.
Listed amont the top Italian scientists.