Prof. Dr. med. Mario Bianchetti (1949), Dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, was Head of Pediatrics at the Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valli and Director of the Department of Paediatrics of the Italian Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Bern and then specialised first in paediatrics and nephrology.
His research activity focuses on renal metabolism of pH, magnesium and potassium, leucocytoclastic vasculitis, pharmacological treatment of urinary tract infections, genesis and treatment and arterial hypertension, rare side effects of pharmacotherapy, vitamin D metabolism and its replacement. Finally, he is interested in the symptomatic treatment of fever.
Mario Bianchetti was nominated PD by the University of Bern in 1992 and associate professor in 1998. Mario Bianchetti has been Dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at USI since 2015.