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Gianvito Masi, MD

Associate Research Scientist

Contact Information

Gianvito Masi, MD

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    300 George Street

    NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

    United States


I am an early-career neurologist with a strong interest in autoimmune neurological diseases. I completed clinical training at Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic Hospital in Rome. During the course of my residency, I have reconciled my interests in neurology and immunology through the study of autoimmune neurology. Working closely with Raffaele Iorio, MD, PhD and professor Amelia Evoli, MD, I have developed a special focus on patients with myasthenia gravis, paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. In Dr. Iorio's lab, I have acquired experience in detection methods for neural autoantibodies and evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a tissue-based assay in suspected cases of autoimmune encephalitis. In the O'Connor Lab, I am enthusiastic about delving into human autoimmunity through a translational approach, as well as gaining new insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying antibody-medicated neurological diseases.

Education & Training

  • Neurology Residency
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart- Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "Agostino Gemelli" IRCSS (2021)
  • MD
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (2016)
  • Non Degree Program
    Lamaro Pozzani University College (2016)


  • Profiling the circulating autoantibody repertoire in patients with immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced myasthenia gravis
    Virtual Meeting (2022-2023)
    Rare Disease Clinical Network Investigator Meeting
  • The unmet clinical need for clustered acetylcholine receptor cell-based assay testing for patients with seronegative myasthenia gravis
    Miami, FL, United States 2022
    14th MGFA International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorderds
  • Neural autoantibodies in the acute phase of herpes simplex virus encephalitis
    Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 2019
    50th Congress of the Italian Neurological Society
  • Clinical, Radiologic and Immunological Characteristics of Adult Patients with Autoimmune Encephalitis: a prospective observational study
    Camogli, Liguria, Italy 2019
    XXVIII AINI Congress (Italian Association of Neuroimmunology)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2022 MGNet Scholar AwardMyasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network2022
Zegna Founder's ScholarshipErmenegildo Zegna2021
"Nicolò Gentiloni Silveri” MD Thesis AwardCatholic University of the Sacred Heart2018
"Sorgente Group" ScholarshipSorgente Group2015
“Alfiere del lavoro” PrizePresident of the Italian Republic2010
Paul Harris Fellow AwardRotary International2010

Departments & Organizations