Dr. Giovanni Pellegrino was trained as Medical Doctor and Neurologist at Campus Biomedico University of Rome (Italy). He developed an interest in multimodal neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation, as well as their application to neurological conditions, with a particular focus on epilepsy.
He furthered his expertise in this field through training at the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (2012-2013, Copenhagen, Denmark) and at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (2013-2016, Montreal, Canada). Between 2018 and 2020, Dr. Pellegrino returned to McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital to complete the Frederick Andermann Clinical and Research Fellowship in Epileptology and EEG. In 2021, he earned a G.B. Morgagni PhD in Translational Specialistic Medicine – Neuroscience from the University of Padua (Italy) and subsequently received the Italian Habilitation at the rank of Associate Professor of Neurology.
In 2023, he joined Western as Assistant Professor of Neurology – Clinician Scientist. Dr. Pellegrino is also a member of the Western Neuroscience Program and holds a cross-appointment with Department of Medical Biophysics. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, serves in the editorial board of several peer-review journals, and became recently a Fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. At Western, Dr. Pellegrino continues to focus on multimodal neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, and their application into clinical settings to improve epilepsy care.