Paolo Martelli (DVM) graduated in Veterinary Medicine with honour in 1984 and since 2002 he is Full Professor of Internal Medicine (Veterinary Clinical Medicine) at Parma University - Department of Veterinary Sciences (formerly Faculty of Veterinary Medicine). Paolo Martelli was Head of the Department for 8 years and Vice Rector of the University of Parma for three years. He is Founding Father (2004) and Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM). Currently, Paolo Martelli is President of the ECPHM (2016-2019). He was President of the International Symposium on Emerging and re-emerging Pig Diseases (Rome – 2003) and of the 6th European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (Sorrento – Italy, 2014). He was chair of the Scientific Committee of the 24th IPVS/8th ESPHM – Dublin 2016. He acted as President of the Italian Pig Veterinary Society (1995-2001 and 2007-2013).
He has in charge the teaching of Physical examination and Internal Medicine - Clinics of Large Animals. The research activity focused on Porcine Health management, mainly to infectious (S. suis, Aujeszky’s Disease, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, PRRS, PMWS-PCVD, PED) and non infectious diseases.