Dr. Specchio is Head of the Rare and Complex Epilepsy unit in the Department of Neuroscience at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy.  

Dr. Specchio main activity is the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric epileptic patients, with a focus in seizure semiology, classification of epileptic seizures and syndromes. He works in the field of pre-surgical evaluation of patients with drug resistant epilepsy and in the selection of patients with genetic epilepsies. Dr. Specchio has published papers in international journals with main interest on epilepsy, including Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, and Epilepsy and Behavior.

Dr. Specchio currently is responsible for different clinical research projects regarding invasive monitoring of epileptic patients and the genetic etiology of epileptic encephalopathy in the first three years of life. Dr. Specchio is a representative of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Europe and the Italian Chapter of the ILAE. He is the author and co-author of over 170 published scientific journal articles and several book chapters.