Dr. Ferrario received his MD degree in 2001 and his Specialty Certificate in Medical Oncology in 2005, both from Milan University in Italy. He then moved to Montreal to work as a visiting scientist in basic research at the Lady Davis Institute for two years.
In 2007, he was awarded the Terry Fox Foundation Post MD Research Fellowship Award and then started on a clinical fellowship program for four years in the Oncology Department of McGill University, training in clinical research in breast cancer, hepatobiliary and prostate cancers.
In 2011, he moved back to Italy where he worked for two years as a medical oncologist at the “IRST” in Meldola, focusing on breast cancer and on the treatment of refractory testicular cancer with high-dose chemotherapy.
In 2012, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Oncology Department of McGill University and Medical Oncologist at the Segal Cancer Centre (Jewish General Hospital), where he is currently working. He treats breast and urological cancers and is particularly dedicated to clinical research, being currently involved in several phase 1-3 clinical trials.
In 2012, he was the recipient of the Kate McGarrigle Fellowship Award. In 2014, the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University awarded him with the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Oncology Award for Excellence in Teaching.