Ferruccio Fazio

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Ferruccio Fazio
Ferruccio Fazio.jpg
Minister of Health
In office
December 2009 – 16 November 2011
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byMaurizio Sacconi
Succeeded byRenato Balduzzi
Mayor of Garessio
Assumed office
May 2019
Preceded byValeria Anfosso
Personal details
Born (1944-08-07) 7 August 1944 (age 75)
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Margherita Colnaghi
Alma materUniversity of Pisa
WebsiteOfficial website

Ferruccio Fazio (born 7 August 1944) is an Italian politician and was the minister of health from 2009 to 2011 in the fourth cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi.

Early life and education[edit]

Fazio was born in Garessio on 7 August 1944.[1] He studied medicine.[2]


Fazio is a professor of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy at University of Milan Bicocca.[1] He was also the director of nuclear medicine and radiation oncology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.[2]

He served as undersecretary for health until his appointment as vice minister of health on 21 May 2008.[1][3] During his tenure as undersecretary, he was responsible for struggle against the bird flu.[4] Then he served as the vice minister until his appointment as minister of health in December 2009.[1] His tenure ended in November 2011,[1] and Renato Balduzzi replaced him as health minister.[5]

In May 2019 he is elected mayor of Garessio.

Personal life[edit]

Fazio is married and has two children, a daughter and a son.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ferruccio Fazio". Official website. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "5th National Conference". Società Italiana Medici Manager. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  3. ^ Flavia Krause-Jackson (19 May 2009). "Italy to Appoint Ferruccio Fazio as Health Minister, Ansa Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Fazio downplays fears, woman hospitalised in Naples". Italy Mag. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Govt bios: other ministers". La Gazetta del Mezzogiorno. Rome. ANSA. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013.