Prof. Carlo Francesco Selmi is leading the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit at Humanitas Research Hospital and and is Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Milan since 2006. Further, he holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Rheumatology of the University of California at Davis since 2005.
Prof. Selmi obtained his MD and PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of Milan and spent four years as a post-doc at the University of California at Davis. His clinical activities have been dedicated to inpatients and outpatients within an Academic Internal Medicine Unit where he served as head of division between 2010 and 2012, prior to becoming the head of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology.
He is member of the American College of Rheumatology, American Association of Allergists and Immunologists, and the Italian Society of Rheumatology. He serves on the International group for research on psoriatic disease (GRAPPA) and the working group for autoantibody standardization within the ACR (ASC).
Active in research since 2002 he has coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed publications with an H index of 45 and a total impact factor exceeding 1200 points. His research track has been dedicated to organ-speficic and systemic autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, including the clinical epidemiology and pathogenetic mechanisms of autoimmune liver disease, connetive tissue disease (particularly systemic sclerosis), and psoriatic arthritis. These studies are particularly active in the discordant monozygotic twins and in population-based analyses.
At Humanitas he leads a young group of physician scientisist with wide research and clinical expertise, including periods working at foreign institutions. The team holds dedicated clinics for rheumatoid arthritis, spondiloarthritis, connetcive tissue disease, systemic sclerosis, and is active in articular ultrasound, videocapillaroscopy, arthrocenthesis and joint injection of steroid or hyaluronic acid. The Division includes an inpatient clinic for complex cases. All group members are fluent in spoken and written English.