Vittorio Unfer, M.D., was born in Rome on October 12, 1963 where he currently lives and works as an Obstetrics And Gynaecology Specialist, researcher and university lecturer. He graduated with honors in 1991 in Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of Sapienza University of Rome, successively he decided to enroll to the specialization in obstetrics and gynecology at the II Clinical Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Policlinico Umberto I in Rome, obtaining a score of 70 out of 70 with honors in 1995.
At present, Vittorio Unfer is a Master Professor in "Unconventional Medicine in assisting Obstetrics and Nursing Autonomy and midwife in the management of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum low risk" at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is also Full Professor at the University IPUS (Advanced Training Institute) of Chiasso, Switzerland . In 2010 he was appointed as a lecturer in Endocrinology childhood, adolescence and women at the University Master's Degree, School of Specialization in Endocrinology, Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery of University of Messina. From 2008 to 2011 he teaches nutrition and food disease in pregnancy at the School of Specialization in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Degree Course in Obstetrics, University of Perugia. In the Academic Year 2001-2002 is a Professor of Health Statistics at the Department of Gynaecological Sciences, Perinatal and Child-care, Degree Course in Obstetrics, Sapienza University of Rome. From 1999 to 2000 he works as a Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Department of Gynaecological Sciences, Perinatal and Child-care, Degree Course in Obstetrics, Sapienza University of Rome.
He is also the author of numerous publications: over 50 international journals, more than 90 publications in national magazines, over 10 monographs and edited works, more than 100 abstracts in national and international periodicals. In 2005 he contributed to the drafting of the Treaty of Gynaecology and Obstetrics published by Verduci and currently is still an active member of Verduci ECM Scientific Committee. The intensive research in recent times of Professor Vittorio Unfer is connected to aspects of nutrition and use of food supplements in obstetrics and gynaecology clinical practice. In the academic sector Professor Vittorio Unfer participated in many other important scientific research focused on the morphofunctional study of uterine contractile activity with previous uterine scar, the triggering mechanisms of labor, the treatment of the threatened miscarriage abortion and prevention of preterm labor in high-risk patients, the treatment of hypogonadotropic male hypogonadism with FSH, and several in-depth and comparative experimentations on the fetal maturity. It is few years that the scientific contribution of Professor Vittorio Unfer is related to the investigations focused on PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and in particular on the role of second messengers in ovarian function. Prof. Vittorio Unfer resulted to be the first promoter of the use of myo-inositol in the treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome; his in-depth research pointed out the beneficial effects of the myo-inositol molecule on ovarian function and metabolic parameters. These results were highly appreciated by the international community due to the findings of Professor Vittorio Unfer. Today the treatment with myo-inositol for women with PCOS is adopted in more than 36 countries.
Prof. Vittorio Unfer currently is the Medical Director and Gynaecologist at “A.G.UN.CO. – Studi Polimedici Specialistici”. He is in charge as President of the Pharmaceutical Society Lo.Li Pharma Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Lo.Li Pharma International Ltd. As well as Chairman of the Board of Farmares Ltd, research and development company. Prof. Vittorio Unfer, moreover holds the position of Vice President of SIFIPsi ( Italian Society of Phytotherapy and supplements in Psychopathology), he is member of the Pharmaceutical Society Bioitalia Ltd, Co-founder of ISCHOM (International Society of Chocolate, Cocoa in Medicine) and is Past-President of SIFIOG, Italian Society of Phytotherapy and supplements in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Since 1995 he attended more than 25 training courses to enhance his professional skills. He participated as a speaker in many national and international conferences in the Endocrinology Gynaecology and Obstetrics fields.
Lately Prof. Vittorio Unfer has been guest on various TV shows and radio broadcasting programs as expert on issues related to infertility and PCOS, such as "Sulle Ali della Salute”, " Medicina, Salute e Benessere”, “Mattino Cinque” on Channel 5, Tg Norba 24 and Sky Channel 913.