Sandro La Vignera

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Sandro La Vignera
Alma mater
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Catania

Sandro La Vignera (born 27 July 1977 in Catania, Italy) is an Official Researcher of endocrinology, faculty of medicine at the University of Catania. He works at the University Hospital “Policlinico G. Rodolico” of Catania at the Operative Unit of Endocrinology.


La Vignera earned his M.D. in 2002 at the University of Catania, the postgraduate degree in endocrinology in 2007 and a Ph.D. in andrological science, human reproduction and biotechnologies in 2012.[citation needed]

Research and career[edit]

La Vignera started his research career on reproductive endocrinology and male sexuality. Since 2012, he is assistant professor of endocrinology at the University Teaching Hospital “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele”, University of Catania.[1] He is the senior researcher and professor of andrology and endocrinology at the University of Catania. He has also been awarded the National Scientific Qualification as full professor of endocrinology.[2]

He authored over 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals on Pubmed. The research activity mainly focused on the endocrinological aspects of reproduction and human sexuality.

Awards and honors[edit]

La Vignera holds important positions at several scientific societies and journals. He is board member of the Master of Reproductive Biotechnology of the University of Catania. Delegate for the Sicilian Regional Health Department for continuing medical education. Treasurer of the Italian Society of Andrology and Medicine of Sexuality. Member of the regional executive council of the Italian Society of Endocrinology.[3] Academician of European Academy of Andrology. Member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports-Nature and Annals of Translational Medicine[4] and “Androgens: Clinical Research and Therapeutics”. Guest editor for Journal of Clinical Medicine and Frontiers in Endocrinology.[5] He has been awarded as Best Under 40 Researcher in 2017 by the Italian Society of Endocrinology[6] and included in the Top Worldwide Scientists Database in 2019 by PLOS Biology.

Selected publications[edit]

Books and chapters[edit]


  1. ^ La Vignera, S.; Condorelli, R. A.; Vicari, E.; D'Agata, R.; Calogero, A. E. (28 July 2011). "Effects of the Exposure to Mobile Phones on Male Reproduction: A Review of the Literature". Journal of Andrology. 33 (3): 350–356. doi:10.2164/jandrol.111.014373. PMID 21799142.
  2. ^ "Sandro Salvuccio Maria La Vignera". University of Catania.
  3. ^ "10th Congress of the European Academy of Andrology" (PDF). ECA 2018.
  4. ^ "Sandro La Vignera". Annals of Translational Medicine.
  5. ^ "Editorial Advisory Panel and Editorial Board".
  6. ^ "Sandro La Vignera miglior "Ricercatore under 40"". Bollettino d'Ateneo.

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