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After obtaining the German nationality 1983 Roberto Frontini studied Pharmacy at the University of Hamburg from 1983 to 1988 and was post graduate student in pharmaceutical technology at the same University till 1992. 1993 he obtained the PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) and worked at the hospital of the University of Lübeck until 1995. 1996 he obtained specialisation degree in Hospital Pharmacy and become 1996 head of the Pharmacy of the St.Franziskus-Hospital in Cologne.


From 2001 to 2017 he was Director of Pharmacy at the University Hospital of Leipzig. He was from 2011 to 2017 Qualified Person at the production Unit for Investigational Medicinal Products of the same pharmacy.

He was trainer for pharmaceutical technology at the Chamber of Pharmacy Hannover between 1994 and 2005 and from 2004 to 2018 he was holding the lecture on Pharmacoepidemiology and Economics for pharmacists at the University of Leipzig, faculty of Medicine.


From 2015 to 2017 he was Director for Patient Care at the Centre for Patient Safety in Leipzig.

2005 he was elected as Director of Finances of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) and from 2009 to 2015 he was its president.

His special fields of interest are pharmacoepidemiology, automation and patient safety as well as quality assurance. 


He was author and co-author of numerous publications.

He retired from the Hospital in 2018 and works as consultant in many international projects.

He is member of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) at the European Medicine Agency (EMA) in Amsterdam.


Roberto was awarded 2016 by the ASHP with the Donald Francke Medal for his international contributions to hospital pharmacy

2022 by the FIP with the André Bédat award for significant contribution at international level


2023 by the EAHP with the Board of Directors Professional Excellence award

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