Dr. Petrosino received his Baccalaureate (BA) degree in both Science and English from Penn State University in 1975, pursued his Masters degree (American Studies) with honors at Penn State in 1977-1978, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Nutrition from Lasalle University in 1995. He currently is enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Walden University (Public Health). In 1996-1998 he was involved in external post-doctoral research at the Ohio State University in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Natural Products Research. In 2002, he was enrolled in a post-doctoral external course (Immunobiology) at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at LaSalle University; a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Committee on Cardiovascular Disease; a member of the American Heart Association Scientific Council on Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease; a Charter Member of the American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Metabolism, and Physical Activity; a Professional Member of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association; an Allied Health Care Practitioner member of the American Preventive Medical Association (APMA), a scientific member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and a Professional Member of the American Heart Association Interdisciplinary Working Group on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology.
He is a member of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP); a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (Ohio Council), and a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation (Franklin County, Ohio). Dr. Petrosino is currently employed as a Senior Medical Science Liaison with Human Genome Sciences, Inc. In the past, Dr. Petrosino has been employed as a Principal Clinical Scientist and Medical Science Liaison with Centocor OrthoBiotech, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and as a consultant and specialist in Degenerative Diseases (Cardiovascular, Rheumatologic, and Oncological diseases) with Aventis Pharmaceuticals. He and his wife, Lynn, are both holders of the Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate. He holds a Guinness World Record in Human Achievement (1977). He is married to the former Lynn Tutoli, and he and his wife reside in Dublin, OH. They have two children, Angela Petrosino Johnson, (32) and Aaron (28).