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Gastone Guglielmo Celesia, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Celesia has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of neurology and clinical neurophysiology

    OAKBROOK, IL, January 18, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gastone Guglielmo Celesia, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Celesia celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After nearly 45 years in academia, Dr. Celesia retired as a professor of neurology at Loyola University in Chicago. During his tenure, he notably operated as the chairman of the department of neurology and the director of the laboratories of clinical neurophysiology from 1983 to 1999. Later accepting a position as an adviser of the department of clinical neurophysiology at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, Dr. Celesia was appointed as a research committee member of the Instituto Chiossone for the Blind in Genova, Italy and a member of the European Task Force on the Vegetative State.

Prior to his commitments at Loyola University, Dr. Celesia gained valuable expertise as an assistant professor, an associate professor and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison between 1966 and 1983. Throughout his extensive academic career, he has trained numerous neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists, and four of his former fellows have since become the chairman of the departments of neurology or neurophysiology. Likewise, Dr. Celesia also notably served as the chief of neurological service at the VA Hospital in Madison from 1979 to 1983.

Dr. Celesia is renowned for his research in auditory and visual disorders. Among his achievements, he was honored to collaborate with his cousin, Flavio Puletti, a former professor of neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, by mapping the auditory cortex of humans during surgery for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.

As a seasoned researcher, Dr. Celesia has contributed to close to 200 articles in various medical journals on neurological disorders and co-authored "Human Auditory System, Volume 129 of Clinical Technology" with Gregory Hick. Additionally, he has provided his expertise as the editor of six medical books, the editor-in-chief of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology from 1988 to 1999 and the honorary consulting editor of Clinical Neurophysiology from 2000 to 2006. Likewise, Dr. Celesia has been noted as an invited speaker numerous times at national and international meetings in his area of expertise.

Dr. Celesia currently focuses his free time by volunteering at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. He has conducted extensive research on African lions and correlations to global climate change, having co-authored four scientific papers on the topic. Dr. Celesia has also visited Tsavo, Kenya as a part of his research.

Born in Genoa, Dr. Celesia relocated to the U.S. in 1959 shortly after earning a Doctor of Medicine, magna cum laude, at the University of Genoa in Italy. He also earned a master's degree at McGill University in Montreal in 1965. Additional academic training to his credit include a residency in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Moreover, Dr. Celesia is certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Celesia was notably designated as an honorary member of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. He was also recruited as a board member of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, the past president of the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology and the Wisconsin Neurological Society, and the former ethics committee chairman of the American Neurological Association. Among other organizations, Dr. Celesia worked as a liaison to the Latino American chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, with which he was instrumental in advancing clinical neurophysiology education in South America.

In 2006, Dr. Celesia was honored with the Herbert Jasper Award from the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He was further recognized as an elected fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Celesia has been cited in approximately 50 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the Midwest.

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