Renato Balduzzi

Renato Balduzzi
Minister of Health
In office
16 November 2011  28 April 2013
President Giorgio Napolitano
Prime Minister Mario Monti
Preceded by Ferruccio Fazio
Succeeded by Beatrice Lorenzin
Personal details
Political party Civic Choice
Other political
Independent (Before 2013)

Renato Balduzzi (born 12 February 1955) is an Italian academic and politician. He served as the Italian minister of health under Prime Minister Mario Monti from November 2011 to April 2013.

Early life

Renato Balduzzi was born on 12 February 1955 in Voghera, Italy.[1]


Prior to becoming minister, Balduzzi was a professor of constitutional law in the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.[1][2] He taught at the various universities, including University of Eastern Piedmont, the University of Genoa, the University of Turin, Paris 12 Val de Marne University, the University of the South, Toulon-Var, and Paul Cézanne University Aix-Marseille III.[1]

On 16 November 2011, Balduzzi was named minister of health in the Mario Monti's technocratic government.[3] In 2013, he joined Civic Choice (SC), Monti's new-founded party. In the Italian general election of 25 February 2013, he was elected deputy on With Monti for Italy coalition's lists, electoral district 2 in region Piedmont. Balduzzi's term as health minister ended on 28 April 2013 and Beatrice Lorenzin replaced him in the post.[4]

Personal life

Balduzzi is married, and he has three children.[1]



  1. 1 2 3 4 Ministry of Health biography
  2. "UCSC Rector named in new Monti Government". UCSC. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  3. "Govt bios: other ministers". La Gazetta del Mezzogiorno. Rome. ANSA. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  4. Virgo, Paul (27 April 2013). "Letta hails strong cabinet with 'record' women presence". La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno. Rome. ANSA. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ferruccio Fazio
Italian Minister of Health
Succeeded by
Beatrice Lorenzin
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