Ferruccio Fazio

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Ferruccio Fazio
Minister of Health
In office
December 2009 – 16 November 2011
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Succeeded by Renato Balduzzi
Personal details
Born (1944-08-07) 7 August 1944 (age 72)
Nationality Italian
Website Official 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 undersecratary, 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]

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. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Maurizio Sacconi
Italian Minister of Health
Succeeded by
Renato Balduzzi