Ignazio Marino

He is Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Science at Temple University, USA. He is currently Strategic Advisor to the President and CEO at the Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia. He was previously Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992-1993, he was a member of the team carrying out the first liver transplant from a baboon to a human being in the history of medicine. In 2001, he carried out the first organ transplant on an HIV-positive patient in Italy. Between 2006 and 2013, he was a Senator of the Italian Republic and from June 2013 to October 2015 he was Mayor of Rome. His main interests include civil rights, particularly in relation to end-of-life decisions, same sex marriages and ethical questions regarding the combating of transplant organ trafficking. He has published many works as a doctor and essayist, including Professionisti & Studi, associarsi per competere (with G. Bernoni), IPSOA (2016); Un marziano a Roma, Feltrinelli (2016); Credere e conoscere (with C.M. Martini), Einaudi (2012). Web page:


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Markets for the human body: exploitation or opportunity?

speaker and coordinator Mario Macis In Italy, as in many other countries, the demand for transplant organs exceeds...