1976: M.D., magna cum laude
1980 : Specialty certification in Neurology, magna cum laude
1982 : Specialty certification in Physical Therapy, 70/70.
1976 - 1981 Postdoctoral internship: Institute of Neurology, University of Parma.
1981 - 1989 Assistant of Neurology: Section of Neurology, General Hospital of Parma
1999 - 2001 Pro-tempore Director of Day Hospital Section, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Parma
2005 – present Director Dementia Unit – University of Parma
Faculty Appointments: October 1989 – present, Senior Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma.
2005 – present “Honorary reader”, Clinical Neuroscience, University of Hull, Hull, UK
January 2006 – 31st October 2016 “Professore aggregato” of Neurology; University of Parma.Retired November 1st, 2016.
Teaching Activity in neurology and neuropsychology since 1980
From November 2016 to – present: Adjunct Professor at Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience; University of Parma.Founder of Italian Society for the study of the dementias and past secretary of the society (SINDEM) 2014-2016. At present treasurer of SINDEM (2016-2018. MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Clinical and cognitive neuropsychology; cognitive functions in neurodegenerative diseases;Dementia; functional neuroimaging; national and international pharmacological trials in dementia.SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY: Paolo Caffarra is author and co-author of more than 150 papers.