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Prof. Ignazio Marino - Academic activity

In 1979, I earned my medical degree with honors from the Catholic University in Rome, Italy.

After earning Board certification in General and Vascular Surgery, I spent 4 years training in the two most prestigious transplant centers in the world: the Transplantation Institute of the University of Cambridge (UK), and the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute (USA). In Cambridge I trained with Sir Roy Y. Calne, the surgeon who performed the first liver transplant in Europe. In Pittsburgh, I completed a multi-organ transplant fellowship under the direct lead of Professor Starzl and was hired by him.

In 1991, I accepted a permanent Faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh where I was later appointed Professor of Surgery.

Since 2002, I have been a Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where I have directed the Division of Transplantation.

I am a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Science at Temple University, Philadelphia, and in 2015 I have been the recipient of an honorary degree in Science from Thomas Jefferson University.

In 2016 The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and The Longmire Surgical Society have appointed me Longmire Visiting Professor.

During the same year, in the Spring semester, I have been the Presidential Scholar in Residence at Temple University Rome, in Rome, Italy.

From October 2016 until December 2017 I have been the Strategic Advisor to the President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University. Since January 1st, 2018 I have been the Senior Vice President for Strategic Affairs of Thomas Jefferson University.