Remember Dr. Mauro Lodolo

Dr. Mauro Lodolo

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Mauro Lodolo. Mauro was born in Terni, Italy in 1954 to a small family of hard workers. His mother was a housewife, his father was a bank employee, and he shared a loving household with his younger sister.

His aptitude as a student was recognized early, and he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Perugia in 1982. He continued there for residency, and his thirst for travel and advanced training led to a scholarship in General Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He returned to Italy for training in adolescent medicine, and shortly thereafter sought additional training in dual subspecialties – pediatric neurology at Cincinnati Children’s in the USA, and developmental neurology in Pisa, Italy.

If this weren’t enough, he then completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (epilepsy) at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. After returning to his alma mater for a faculty position and rising to become section director of pediatric neurology, we were tremendously fortunate to recruit him to the University of Florida in 2018.

Mauro was loved by his colleagues and patients, and his tireless optimism carried those around him daily. Mauro was a lifelong student and educator, and a rare colleague that was, first, a true friend. When Mauro said your name, smiling was a reflex. Dr. Lodolo is survived by his beautiful and talented daughters, 18-year-old Beatrice and 13-year-old Caterina, as well as his wife Laura, a lawyer and honorary magistrate in Italy. He will be dearly missed.