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Transplant and Hepato-Biliary Surgery Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

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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.

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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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