Dr. Laura ATZORI
Place and Date of Birth: Cagliari, 02/04/1966.
Residence: via Maestrale 9, 09126 Cagliari. (Italy)
Working Position: University Medical Assistant Professor and Consultant Dermatologist for the National Health
System at the Clinica Dermatologica, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, University of Cagliari, Italy.
Working Address: Ospedale S.Giovanni di Dio - Clinica Dermatologica
Via Ospedale 54, 09124 Cagliari - Italy
1993 Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Cagliari (Thesis: “The personality of the
psoriatic patient: research using questionnaires and psychometric tests”) receiving marks of 110/110
summa cum laude (First-Class Honours) with Special Mention from the Dean of Faculty.
1993 Qualification to practice the profession of Medical Surgeon receiving top marks (90/90) and
admission to the Order of Medical Surgeons of the Province of Cagliari.
1993-1997 Medical Health Associate at the Dermatological Clinic at the University of Cagliari, with
1997 Diploma of Specialisation in Dermatology and Venereology obtained at the University of Cagliari
(Thesis: “The bullous pemphigoid: clinical and epidemiological investigation in central-south
Sardinia”) receiving marks of 50/50 summa cum laude (First-Class Honours)
1997-2006 University Medical Intern at the Dermatological Clinic - University of Cagliari,
2001-2006 Winner of competitive examination for a Research grant (art. 51, subparagraph 6, Law n. 449/97) at
the University of Cagliari – Department of Medical Sciences – Dermatological Clinic for research
entitled: Adverse cutaneous reactions to pharmaceutical drugs: setting up an experimental
pharmacovigilance centre”. This contract was renewed for a second and third two-year course, but
ceased when the title of Medical Researcher had been acquired.
2006 (up today) Winner of public competitive examination for the title of Medical Researcher at the University of
Cagliari – Department of Medical Sciences – Dermatological Clinic. Position held up from 1 April
2006 to present.
2006 (up today) Consultant Dermatologist for the National Health System at Dermatologic Clinic, San Giovanni di Dio
Hospital, University of Cagliari, Italy. Position held up from July 2006 to present.
10/04/2017 Qualification to the title of Assistant Professor (art. 16, comma 1, Legge 240/10)
Dr. Laura Atzori is
o Ordinary member of the Italian Dermatology and Venereology Society (SIDEV) since 1995
o Ordinary member of the Italian Association of Ambulatory Dermatologists (AIDA) since 1998, for whom she
has fulfilled the position of Regional Co-ordinator for Sardinia since 1999 to 2006
o Ordinary member and regional co-ordinator for the Donne Dermatologhe d’Italia (DDI) – association of
Italian Female Dermatologists - since 2000,
o Ordinary member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) since 2001
Fields of research
- Trials, clinical and epidemiological studies in centre-southern Sardinia concerning Tinea capitis, Bullous
Pemphigoid, Herpes Zoster, Gram Negatives intertrigo, Malerbe’s Epithelioma, Wells’ syndrome, Asher’s
syndrome, cutaneous vasculitis.
-Professional collaboration with the Clinica Psichiatrica - University of Cagliari for a research on the psychosomatic
aspects in dermatology, especially in Psoriasis.
- 2001-02 Direct participation to the epidemiologic research on HHV-8 infection in Italy, promoted by the Istituto
Superiore della Sanità and co-ordinated in Sardinia, from the Dermatology Clinic of Sassari University. Subsequent
studies on clinical morphological aspects of Kaposi’s sarcoma have been performed, whose results are argument of
a medical thesis and publications.
- From 1996 collaboration with the GISED (Gruppo Italiano Studi Clinici ed Epidemiologici) as monitor for the
cutaneous Adverse drug reactions. This activity led to the participation at several studies: European case control
study (EuroSCAR) for the evaluation of the drug-related risk; Observational study and intensive surveillance
program (REACT) co-ordinated from the Gruppo Italiano studi Epidemiologici in Dermatologia (GISED);
international registry of the severe cutaneous drug adverse reactions (RegiSCAR), which is supported by the
- From 2000 to 2003 co-ordination and fulfilment in Sardinia of the Skin Cancer Day, national daily campaign for
the primary prevention of skin cancers, supported by SIDEV, ADOI e AIDA.
- 2001-2002 fulfilment of several campaigns of skin tumors prevention in the schools supported by AIDA (“Sole
buono… se ti proteggi”) and GISED (“Sole SI, Sole NO”).
o In the 1999-2000 academic year obtained a position with the Autonomous Region of Sardinia at the Centro
Regionale di Formazione Professionale di Tonara (Nuoro) - Regional Centre for Professional Training in
Tonara (Nuoro) – for 23 hours of teaching Dermatology included in the professional training syllabus of the
“beauticians” course for 1999.
o From 2006 up today dr. Atzori has been charged with the teaching of Venereology and Sexually Transmitted
Diseases to the Medicine and Surgery students of Cagliari University. She teaches several matters in the
different 4 years course of the Specialisation School of Dermatology and Venereology. She gives also
dermatology lessons to several other School of Specialisation, such as Infective diseases and short course
degree in Obstetrician and Gynaecology, Sanitary Assistant, Oral Assistant at the University of Cagliari.
More over she has draft the Degree Theses of 12 students graduating in Medicine and Surgery and of 10
associate students at the School of Specialisation in Dermatology and Venereology.
Study Groups and other Scientific Activities
• From 1996 monitor of the Gruppo Italiano Studi Epidemiologici in Dermatologia (GISED), local responsible
of clinical-epidemiological trials, especially in the field of pharmaco-vigilance and primary prevention
campaign of skin tumors.
• 1999 member of a scientific committee, named (GISST), for the revision and management of the many aspects
of trichology, especially the study of androgenetic alopecia,
• From 1999 peer-reviewer of the “Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology”.
• From 1999 Editorial Board of “Dermatologia Ambulatoriale”, official journal of the Associazione Italiana
Dermatologi Ambulatoriali (AIDA).
1999 8° Congresso Nazionale AIDA - Chia Laguna (CA) 31 agosto-4 settembre - Organising Committee.
2001 10° Congresso Nazionale AIDA - Santa Margherita di Pula (CA) 10-14 settembre – Local Scientific
2002 11° Congresso Nazionale AIDA - Napoli 2-4 settembre – Organising Committee.
2003 Scientific Secretariat of the XII Congresso Nazionale AIDA - Chia Laguna (CA) 20-24 maggio 2003.
2006 Local Scientific Secretariat of the Course “Dermatologia Medica e Chirurgia Estetica Pratica e Qualità della
vita” - Cagliari, 26-27 October 2007 .
Publication: Author and Co-Author of more than 70 original papers and book chapter, edited in national and
international journals, of which only the last 10 published in Medline (PubMed) are listed:
1: Rongioletti F, Atzori L, Ferreli C, et al. A unique dermoscopy pattern of primary cutaneous nodular amyloidosis mimicking a
granulomatous disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jan;74(1):e9-e10. PubMed PMID: 26702814.
2: Rongioletti F, Ferreli C, Pinna AL, Atzori L. Rare emerging malignant skin tumours. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2015
Aug;150(4):407-17. PubMed PMID: 26086411.
3: Bettoli V, Naldi L, Cazzaniga S, et al. Overweight,diabetes and disease duration influence clinical severity in hidradenitis
suppurativa-acne inversa: evidence from the national Italian registry. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Jan;174(1):195-7. doi:
10.1111/bjd.13864. Epub 2015 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 25913460.
4: Atzori L, Pau M, Aste N. Multiple cutaneous abscesses revealing disseminated nocardiosis in a patient with chronic rheumatoid
arthritis. Cutis. 2014 Dec;94(6):E25-8. PubMed PMID: 25566581.
5: Ferreli C, Atzori L, Pinna AL, Pau M, Aste N, Ricotti C, Rongioletti F. Diffuse dermal angiomatosis: a clinical mimicker of
vasculitis associated with calciphylaxis and monoclonal gammopathy. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Feb;150(1):115-21.
Epub 2014 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 25502367.
6: Grossi E, Cazzaniga S, Crotti S, et al. The constellation of dietary factors in adolescent acne: a semantic connectivity map
approach. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Jan;30(1):96-100. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12878. Epub 2014 Dec 2. PubMed PMID:
7: Rongioletti F, Atzori L, Ferreli C, et al. Granulomatous reactions after injections of multiple aesthetic micro-implants in temporal
combinations: a complication of filler addiction. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Jun;29(6):1188-92. doi:
10.1111/jdv.12788. Epub 2014 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 25351609.
8: Atzori L, Conti B, Zucca M, Pau M. Bullous pemphigoid induced by m-TOR inhibitors in renal transplant recipients. J Eur Acad
Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Aug;29(8):1626-30. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12662. Epub 2014 Aug 29. PubMed PMID:25174440.
9: Atzori L, Pau M, Aste N. Tinea atypica. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Dec;148(6):593-601. Review. PubMed PMID:
10: Atzori L, Pau M, Aste N, Aste N. Dermatophyte infections mimicking other skin diseases: a 154-person case survey of tinea
atypica in the district of Cagliari (Italy). Int J Dermatol. 2012 Apr;51(4):410-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05049.x.
PubMed PMID: 22435428.