Prof. Spanevello trained and developed his career in one of the most prestigious and competitive Italian University, the University of Pavia, and spent time as a visiting clinical research fellow with Dr Philip Ind and Prof. Neil Pride at Hammersmith Hospital in London in 1994-1995, where he performed important studies on induced sputum analysis in asthma.
Since then he’s been involved in a variety of clinical and translational research on the pathogenesis and clinical aspects of allergic respiratory diseases, asthma and COPD. He has a comprehensive approach to research on asthma and COPD, particularly with human studies to explore the role of inflammation (and particularly allergic inflammation) assessed with non-invasive methods, particularly sputum.
In addition to his academic activities in the University of Insubria, Varese, he has taken major managerial responsibilities by becoming Director of the Department of Respiratory Diseases of the Maugeri Foundation in Italy, where he is the Director of the Respiratory Unit of Tradate (Varese), but also of the 8 Respiratory Units of the Maugeri Foundation, ie a department of more than 200 beds.
He is the Editor of the Monaldi Archives of Chest Diseases, which is the leading respiratory journal in Italy.
He is a very active member of the ERS and is currently Secretary of the Airway Disease Assembly.
He is invited to actively participate with lectures or as a chair in more than 30 national and international conferences each year and is often interviewed by local and national newspapers and TV programs to speak on topics related to respiratory diseases.