Since 2002 Paolo Martelli (DVM) is a full professor of internal medicine (Veterinary Clinical Medicine) at the University of Parma – Department of Veterinary Science. Paolo Martelli served as Department head for 6 years and he is currently Deputy Rector of the University of Parma. He is a founding father (2004) and Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), for which he served as President (2016-2019). He is in charge of the teaching of internal medicine at the large animals clinic. The research activity focuses on porcine health management. In 1984 Paolo Martelli earned his degree in veterinary medicine with honors from the University of Parma.