Name: Gaetano Zaccara

Country: Italy


Santaria Company of Florence.

Phone no: 0039 055 2758894

Fax: 0039 055 2758291

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Hospital S. Giovanni di Dio, 50100 Florence, Italy.

Research Interests:

  • epilepsy
  • antiepileptic drugs


  • Dr. Gaetano Zaccara   was born in Ancona, Italy on July 13th 1948.
  • Graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence on march 6th 1973, he specialized in Psychiatry in 1977 and Neurology  in 1982.
  • In 1975 and 1976 he attended the clinical pharmacology unit at the Research Institute “M. Negri, in Milan. 
  • In 1988 he attended the laboratories of neurophysiology at the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
  • From September 1980 he was an assistant of Neurology at the Department of Neurological Sciences of the University of Florence 
  • Since September 1992 he has been head of the Neurology Unit at S.M. Nuova hospital, Florence and since june 2010 head of Neurology Unit at S Giovanni di Dio Hospital.  
  • Teacher at the University of Florence for specialization programs of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as author of about 150 publications. 
  • Main areas of interest are epilepsy and clinical pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs 
  • Dr Zaccara has performed several studies on new antiepileptic drugs. 
  • In the last five years he  has been involved as principal investigator in four double-blind studies with the new drugs. 
  • One study with  retigabine, one with levetiracetam and two studies with pregabalin.