Dr. Giovanni Ferrara graduated in Medicine, at the University of Chieti, Italy. He received his specialist training in Respiratory Disease and his PhD in Experimental Medicine at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He was a visiting researcher at the New York University, during his PhD. His work focused on immunology and new immunologic tests for tuberculosis, and on rare pulmonary disease.
He received the title of Associate Professor while he was working both clinically and in research at the Karolinska University Hospital and at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. While in Sweden, he became the chairman of the Swedish Registry for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, an innovative platform with patient interface for the collection of patient reported outcome measures.
Currently, at the University of Alberta, he continues his research in TB and rare pulmonary disease. He has a special interest in the validating and implementing wearable devices and digital solutions in the treatment of respiratory diseases.