Nicola Antonucci - MAPS

Nicola Antonucci, MD

In July 2000 he obtained a Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Bari, Italy. He Specialized in the same University in Psychiatry in January 2005. During the School of Specialization, he was a member of a research group on Psychiatric Neurosciences and worked on Neuro-Imaging using functional MRI and Spectroscopy applied in patients affected by schizophrenia.

Since October 2006, when his daughter was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), he started studying and working with Biomedical Treatments with children with ASD, using the knowledge of Autism Research Institute – San Diego (CA).

Every year from 2006 until 2012 he attended annual scientific meetings and medical training by The Autism Research Institute. From 2012 until 2019 he has attended the annual AutismOne Conference in Chicago where he has been invited as a speaker for 5 consecutive years (2015-2019).

From 2009 he has been the director of the “Biomedical Center for Autism Research and Treatment” in Bari – Italy, where he consults with both Italian and International patients who come from more then 30 different countries around the world.
In his Biomedical Center he is working exclusively with children affected by neuro-developmental disorders.

In 2010, in collaboration with dr. Dario Siniscalco, University of Naples, he founded a research group to study molecular and cellular changes in Autism Spectrum Disorders. This group conducted and still conducting several research trials in collaboration with different International Universities and researchers in Europe and USA and has already published several works on international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Autism. See Publications below.

He has been invited as a speaker to several international conferences (Malta 2010, Kiev 2012, Warsaw 2013, Edinburg 2013, Kiev 2013, Dubai 2013, Paris 2014, Fulda-Germany 2017, Cluj-Napoca 2018-2019, Dubai 2018, Lima 2019, Belgrade 2022, Split 2023, Skopje 2023)

His work has received 339 citations so far, with h-index: 10. He received several international grants for his researches on Autism.