Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Scientific Institute
Piazza S. Onofrio, 4
00165 Roma, Italy
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From January 2010 Director of the Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation Department, at Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù;
January 2009 - Director of the Department of Neuroscience, Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù
1997 - Chief of U.O.C. of Neurology, Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù
1982 - Head of the Unit of Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù
1978 - Assistant Neurologist, Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù
Director of Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation Department
Chief of Neurology Unit
Head of the Research in Neuroscience
Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù
Postgraduate Diploma in Neurology and Psychiatry achieved on 12.01.1977, at the I ^ Clinic of Nervous and Mental Diseases, University of Rome, with the mark 70/70 cum laude
Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 8-11-1974, at the University of Rome with 110/110 cum laude
High school diploma awarded in 1968 at the institute "Massimiliano Massimo" in Rome
Dr. Federico Vigevano has focused on studies, using video-EEG monitoring systems, in the field of childhood epilepsy, with particular attention to seizures in the first years of life. He studied the electroclinical patterns of various types of epileptic seizures in childhood, especially epileptic spasms. He identified a clinical entity that is currently recognized as a new syndrome called Benign Infantile Familial Seizures. Studies on focal dysplasias and hemimegalencephaly led to the definition of surgical indications for these cases and in general for paediatric patients with resistant epilepsy. Data regarding non epileptic paroxysmal manifestations in childhood have been collected for years with the use of video-EEG monitoring. These documents have been presented at the most important international epilepsy congress. Dr. Vigevano has been a member of various ILAE Commissions for epileptic syndromes classification and diagnostic strategies. In 1996 he was elected Secretary of the Lega Italiana Contro l’Epilessia and has been President since 1999 to 2002. Since 2001 to 2005 has been Chair of European Advisory Council. He has been in the Scientific and/or Organizing Committee of the European Congress: Florence, Madrid, Vienna, Stockholm. Has been the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress on Epilepsy (Rome 2011). He is the organizer of the “International Course on Resistant Epilepsy” (Tagliacozzo – Italy).
Director of Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation Department
Head of Neurology Unit
Head of the Research Unit in Neuroscience
The role of adequate training and employment
• Secretary of LICE 1996-1999.
• President of the LICE from 1999 to 2002.
• Member of the ILAE Commission of European Affaires 2001-2009.
• President of the European Advisory Council of the European Leagues Against Epilepsy 2001 to 2005.
• Ambassador of Epilepsy since 2001.
• Advisory Board of Epileptic Disorders from 1999 to 2014.
• President of the Epilepsy Foundation since 2010.
• Referee of the following journals: Epilepsia; Brain Development; Italian Journal of Neurological Science, Italian Journal of Paediatrics, European J. of Paediatric Neurology, Epileptic Disorders.
• Member of the ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology (Syndromes and Diagnostic Manual Task Force) since 2014.
• Dr. Vigevano has been on the advisory board of "Epileptic Disorders" and "Epilepsia". He has published more than 230 papers in English in the most important international journals dedicated prevalently to epilepsy.
• Prof. Vigevano received the European Epileptology Award by the ILAE Commission on European Affairs (CEA). Prague, September 2016.
Main research topics
• Pediatric Epilepsy, Drug-resistant Epilepsy, Genetic of Epilepsy, Video-EEG and Long-term monitoring in epilepsy, Coma in children, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Non epileptic paroxysmal manifestations, Crisis by Video-Game.
• CHD2 mutations are a rare cause of generalized epilepsy with myoclonic-atonicseizures. Trivisano M, Striano P, Sartorelli J, Giordano L, Traverso M, Accorsi P, Cappelletti S, Claps DJ, Vigevano F, Zara F, Specchio N. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct; • Acute intralesional recording in hypothalamic hamartoma: description of 4 cases. Specchio N, Rizzi M, Trivisano M, Fusco L, Rebessi E, Cappelletti S, De Palma L, Villani F, Savioli A, De Benedictis A, Marras CE, Vigevano F, Delalande O. Acta Neurol Belg. 2015 Sep;115(3):233-9; • Extending the use of stiripentol to other epileptic syndromes: a case of PCDH19-related epilepsy. Trivisano M, Specchio N, Vigevano F. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2015 Mar;19(2):248-50; • Focal seizures versus epileptic spasms in children with focal cortical dysplasia and epilepsy onset in the first year. Serino D, Freri E, Ragona F, D'Incerti L, Bernardi B, Di Ciommo V, Granata T, Vigevano F, Fusco L. Epilepsy Res. 2015 Jan;109:203-9; • Migraine Equivalents as Part of Migraine Syndrome in Childhood. Tarantino S, Capuano A, Torriero R, Citti M, Vollono C, Gentile S, Vigevano F, Valeriani M. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jul 22. pii: S0887-8994(14); • Epilepsy in patients with duplications of chromosome 14 harboring FOXG1. Pontrelli G, Cappelletti S, Claps D, Sirleto P, Ciocca L, Petrocchi S, Terracciano A, Serino D, Fusco L, Vigevano F, Specchio N. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 May;50(5):530-5; • Occipital seizures induced by intermittent photic stimulation in Dravet syndrome. Specchio N, Pontrelli G, Serino D, Trivisano M, Cappelletti S, Terracciano A, Vigevano F, Fusco L. Seizure. 2014 Apr;23(4):309-13; • Dyskinesia as a new adverse effect of hormonal treatment in West syndrome. Sukhudyan BG, Dimova PS, Capuano A, Vigevano F. Epileptic Disord. 2014 Mar;16(1):5-12; • Pallidotomy for medically refractory status dystonicus in childhood. Marras CE, Rizzi M, Cantonetti L, Rebessi E, De Benedictis A, Portaluri F, Randi F, Savioli A, Castelli E, Vigevano F. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Jul;56(7):649-56; • Therapeutic approach to epileptic encephalopathies. Vigevano F, Arzimanoglou A, Plouin P, Specchio N. Epilepsia. 2013 Nov;54 Suppl 8:45-50.