|Minister of Health|
December 2009 – 16 November 2011
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Maurizio Sacconi|
|Succeeded by||Renato Balduzzi|
|Mayor of Garessio|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Valeria Anfosso|
|Born||7 August 1944|
|Alma mater||University of Pisa|
Early life and education
Fazio is a professor of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy at University of Milan Bicocca. He was also the director of nuclear medicine and radiation oncology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.
He served as undersecretary for health until his appointment as vice minister of health on 21 May 2008. During his tenure as undersecretary, he was responsible for struggle against the bird flu. Then he served as the vice minister until his appointment as minister of health in December 2009. His tenure ended in November 2011, and Renato Balduzzi replaced him as health minister.
In May 2019 he is elected mayor of Garessio.
Fazio is married and has two children, a daughter and a son.
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