Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified board certified expert has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. Fellowship training was completed at the University of Pittsburgh. He is actively involved in research and education: to date, he has authored over 280 original peer reviewed articles/ abstracts, 8 book chapters, and lectured at more than 75 conferences and symposia. The expert serves as a reviewer and editor for numerous medical and surgical journals. He is also a member of countless committees and organizations dedicated to the improvement of surgical outcomes in transplant patients. The expert is well recognized locally and internationally for his contributions to the field. Currently, he holds a large number of leadership/ administrative positions such as the Director of the Division of Transplantation, Surgical Director of a cancer center, and the Director of a university affiliated transplant institute. In addition, he is a Professor of Surgery at two highly regarded university affiliated medical centers and an Attending Surgeon at two major medical centers.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: PA
  • BA, F.S. Cabrini, Taranto-Italy
  • M.D., University of Perugia, School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Surgery, Biotechnology and Transplant Immunology, Universita` degli Studi di Catania
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Perugia,
  • School of Medicine
  • Residency, Transplantation Surgery, Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship, Multiorgan Transplantation, Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
  • MBA, Fox School of Business, Temple University
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
  • Member, American Liver Foundation
  • Member, The Cell Transplant Society
  • Member, Academy of Surgical Research
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, AIPAC Associazione Italiana Professori a Contratto. (Italian Association Professors of Surgery)
  • Member, The Transplantation Society
  • Member, Societa` Italiana di Chirurgia (Italian Society of Surgery)
  • Member, International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Member, European Society for Organ Transplantation
  • Member, American Society of Transplantation
  • Member, International College of Surgeon
  • Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Member, Association for Academic Surgery
  • Member, American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
  • Member, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society For The Advancement Of Blood Management
  • Member, The Society of University Surgeons
  • Member, The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
  • Member, Society of Robotic Surgery
  • Member, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
  • Member, J. Aitken Meigs Medical Association
  • Publications, 200 original peer reviewed articles/ abstracts, 1 book, 8 book chapters, 70+ lectures/ presentations
  • Former, Visiting Instructor in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
  • Former, Lecturer, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Perugia
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of VA Medical Center
  • Current, UNOS primary kidney transplant surgeon, university affiliated medical center
  • Current, UNOS primary liver transplant surgeon, university affiliated medical center
  • Current, Director, Division of Transplantation, university affiliated medical center
  • Current, Professor of Surgery, university affiliated medical center
  • Current, Associate Clinical Member, university affiliated medical / cancer center
  • Current, Staff Surgeon, independent medical center
  • Current, Attending Surgeon, university affiliated children's medical center
  • Current, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, highly ranked university program
  • Current, Surgical Director, surgical cancer center
  • Current, Director, university affiliated transplant institiute

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