Dr. Restivo was born in Catania on 1969. He graduated from the University of Catania in 1994 He completed his residence in Neurology at the University of Catania in 1999 and his residence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the same university in 2007. He received a PhD in “Applied Biomedical Sciences” at the Institute of Human Physiology, University of Catania in 2002. He is Consultant Neurologist at the Neurologic Unit of the “Garibaldi” Hospital of Catania, where in addition to clinical work is also chief of the laboratory of clinical neurophysiology. His main scientific interests are: neurogenic dysphagia, pathophysiology of swallowing control, neurogenic dysphagia rehabilitation, electromyography, neuropathic pain, and peripheral neuropathies. Dr. Restivo has participated in important international clinical trials on diabetic neuropathic pain, and he has received grants as principal investigator for research projects on neurogenic dysphagia by the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM). Dr Restivo is reviewer of submitted reasearch project for the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM). He has participated as an author / co-author of a major book series. He is author/coauthor of about 100 scientific publications in journals of national and international importance. He partecipated as speaker to a number of international neurological meetings and is reviewer of numerous prestigious international scientific journals, including “The New England Journal of Medicine”,”The Lancet”, “Lancet Neurology”, “Gastroenterology”, “European Journal of Neurological Sciences, Neurological Sciences “.