Eugenio Mercuri, MD, PhD

Paediatric Neurology and Psychiatry Unit, Gemelli Hospital Catholic University Foundation, Rome, Italy

Eugenio Mercuri is Professor of Paediatric Neurology and Head of the Paediatric Neurology and Psychiatry Unit of the Gemelli Hospital Catholic University Foundation, Rome, Italy. His areas of interest include neonatal neurology and the clinical and molecular/genetic aspects of childhood neuromuscular diseases. His interest in these areas led to his involvement in the development of a paediatric neuromuscular programme at the Gemelli Hospital.


Professor Mercuri’s research focuses on outcome measures and other translational research aspects related to neuromuscular disorders (NMD), in particular Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and his group has published extensively on the natural history of, and the development of new therapies for, DMD and SMA. He has a special interest in the multidisciplinary aspects and dissemination of standards of care for congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies, and in the development of an integrated diagnostic approach to these conditions using clinical, genetic, pathological, and imaging data. He is actively involved in various national and international research networks such as the FP7, COST, and TREAT-NMD Alliance projects.


Professor Mercuri is a reviewer for national and international funding organizations and numerous paediatric, paediatric neurology, and neuromuscular journals; he is a member of the editorial boards of Neuromuscular Disorders, Annals of Neurology, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Early Human Development, and Neuropediatrics.