Luca Pani MD PhD

Member of Scientific Advisory Board

Dr Luca Pani is former Director General of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA). He is currently Executive Director of Global Medical Innovation at NeuroCog.

Luca is former Director General of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and a globally recognised expert in psychiatry, pharmacology and molecular biology.  As Executive Director of Global Medical Innovation, Luca guides the company’s development of innovative solutions for clinical trials methodologies and health outcomes.

During his tenure as Director General of AIFA, Dr. Pani pioneered several new approaches to drug approval, pricing, and reimbursement strategies by using advanced informatics to follow and certify real-world data. These models have now been adopted in many other countries. As a European regulator, Luca has been a leading figure for approval and scientific advice for CNS products and served as Chair of the Telematics Committee. He has authored or co-authored hundreds of publications and served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, including Clinical Neuropsychiatry. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Miami.

Luca earned his medical degree from the University of Cagliari, psychiatry degree from the University of Naples and completed post-doctoral training in molecular biology and pharmacology at the University of Illinois and Georgetown University.