Ignazio Marino, male, 68

Ref 69230

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: PHILADELPHIA, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Ignazio R. Marino, M.D., ScD 604-36 S. Washington Square Apt 112 Hopkinson House Philadelphia, PA 19106-4108 [email protected] Thomas Jefferson University 1101 Market Street 17th Floor, Suite 1706 Philadelphia, PA 19107 [email protected] I am a transplant surgeon, university professor, former Italian Senator, and Mayor of Rome, Capital of Italy. As a surgeon, I trained at the University of Pittsburgh with Thomas E. Starzl, who performed the first liver transplantation in humans, and before that, with Roy Calne at the University of Cambridge. In 1992–1993, I was a member of the team that carried out the first baboon-to-human liver transplants in medical history. In 2001, I performed the first organ transplant in Italy on an HIV+ person. In the United States, I have held chairs as a Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and currently at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Between 2006 and 2013, I have held a seat in the Italian Senate, where I chaired the Health Committee and the Investigative Committee on the National Health System. Among my main civil rights interests are those favoring end-of-life decisions and same-sex marriages. In June 2013, I was elected Mayor of Rome. I have published extensively as a clinical scientist and as an essayist. H-INDEX: 55 Ignazio R. Marino H-INDEX & citations - google scholar (Oct. 31, 2023) 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 with honors, I spent four years training in the world's two most prestigious transplant centers: 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 Professor Thomas E. Starzl's direct lead, and then he hired me. 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 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 received an honorary degree in Science from Thomas Jefferson University. In 2016, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and The Longmire Surgical Society appointed me as 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. In 2018, I was appointed Executive Director of the Jefferson Italy Center. Between January 2018 and December 2019, I have been the Senior Vice President for Strategic Affairs of Thomas Jefferson University. In January 2020, I was appointed Executive Vice President for Jefferson International Innovative Strategic Ventures, and as of July 2020, I am also a Board member of Philadelphia International Medicine. In December 2020, I received the Achievement Award in Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University. In June 2021 and June 2023, I have been Visiting Professor at the Department of Surgical Sciences of La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. CLINICAL ACTIVITY From 1992 to 2002, I was an attending physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Associate Director of the National Liver Transplant Center of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Pittsburgh. I have personally performed over 650 transplants and was a member of the surgical team that, on June 28, 1992, and January 10, 1993, performed the only two baboon-to-human liver transplants in medical history. I was also responsible for the intensive care provided post-surgically to the patients. In 1999-2002, I performed the first series of liver transplantation from cadaveric and live donors in the South of Italy (Palermo, Sicily), and in July 2001, the first transplant ever carried out in Italy on an HIV+ person. This spurred a clinical and social debate and brought an ad hoc new national rule preventing discrimination against HIV+ people. RESEARCH In the late '80s, in Pittsburgh, I was part of the team that developed the clinical use of Tacrolimus, a drug that revolutionized anti-rejection treatments in liver transplantation worldwide. In 1987, I participated in the first multivisceral transplantation on a human being in the history of medicine. In 1988, I was the first to describe epitheliod hemangioendothelioma of the liver and the use of liver transplantation for its treatment. I was also involved in the first clinical series of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis, a procedure considered not feasible until the early '90s. In 1992, I was a member of the surgical team performing the first autologous bone marrow infusion associated with liver transplantation to induce tolerance in solid organ transplantation. In the same year, I described the first series of liver transplantation in children for Alagille's syndrome. In 1995, I led the analysis of the most extensive clinical series of liver transplantations (2,376) ever reported in the literature, identifying ten variables associated with successful transplant outcomes. I am an active member of 21 international scientific societies and the founding or emeritus member of several. I have been a Committee member of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which coordinates organ transplant activities in the US, and one of the 5 Board Members of the first National Center for Transplantation of Italy, personally contributing to the writing of many national regulations in the field of transplantation and organ allocation. I have been among the international experts advising the Pontifical Academy for Life and, more recently, the Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences. Since 2017, I have become involved with the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE), a program that seeks to facilitate live donor kidney transplantations worldwide by matching donor/recipient pairs across different countries. The GKE program stems from the economic theory designed by 2012 Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth. HEALTH MANAGEMENT In 1995, in Pittsburgh, I started the European Medical Division, which, in less than two years, resulted in a cultural and scientific cooperative agreement between the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Palermo, Italy. I produced the exchange of numerous visiting professors, fellows, and scholars. As the director of the European Medical Division, I led the successful effort to form a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Government of the Republic of Italy, which resulted in the Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies – ISMETT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISMETT). The new facility was built in Palermo in the early 2000s and still offers state-of-the-art medical treatments to patients previously underserved. This academic medical institute received $75 million in funding from the Italian Government and the European Union. Until 2002, I served as clinical director, chief surgeon, and CEO. NON PROFIT In 2005, I founded Imagine, a not-for-profit organization mainly active in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa, aimed at promoting access to care for underserved patients, especially in the mother and child health field. The main projects promoted by Imagine were: infectious disease screening of pregnant women in Honduras, the implementation of essential health services in the remote region of Moskitia, on the border with Nicaragua, and the creation of a hospital in the city of Bunia (Democratic Republic of Congo). PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITMENT In 2006, I was elected Senator of the Republic of Italy after running as an independent party member. I was first appointed Chair of the Health Committee (Senate of the Republic of Italy) and later of the Investigative Committee on the National Health System - the health care provider in Italy, overseeing a yearly budget of over $150 billion. During my seven years (2006-2013) as Senator of the Republic of Italy and as Chair of the Standing Health Committee, I worked on a bill on living will, one on limiting tobacco use and smoking, a law to reduce patients' waiting list time and establish new rules for public/private physicians' practice, a law to allocate funds for researchers according to peer review criteria, a bill on citizenship based on the right of the soil. As Chair of the Investigative Committee, I denounced the inhuman treatment of patients in judiciary psychiatric hospitals, and my work was instrumental in approving a new law for their closure. In 2013, I resigned from my Senate seat to run for the position of Mayor of Rome. On June 10, 2013, I was elected Mayor of Rome, winning 64% of the votes. I managed a yearly budget of $7,7 billion, administering one of the most populated European metropolitan areas with 4,4 million inhabitants. Upon my election, I found Rome on the verge of bankruptcy. In 2013, Rome was in the red with a loss of $888 million. Furthermore, its public transport system had a loss of $951 million. In 24 months, I balanced both budgets. The rating agency Fitch raised the rating of Rome from negative to stable, and I was invited to report on this at the 2015 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. I have conducted intense fundraising activity, attracting national and international resources and involving philanthropists interested in supporting Rome's activity to preserve its archeological heritage. On the whole, in 28 months, I raised over $54 million. Among my achievements as Mayor: • The promotion of a new development plan that brought to the requalification of abandoned urban areas and a total of private investments of close to $2 billion; • The closing of Rome's landfill, the largest in the world, and the promotion of efficient policies of differentiated waste collection - now Rome is at 45%, above London (34%) and Berlin (42%); • The opening of a new subway line with 21 new stations covering a total of 18 km of railways; • The cut of excessive public money spending and the creation of a single purchasing center, allowing a saving of $400 million/year; • The involvement of revenue criminal investigators to check the city books left by previous administrations; • The close collaboration with prosecutors investigating mafia affiliations; • The pedestrianization of large portions of the city center, protecting such monuments as the Spanish Steps, the Imperial Fora, and the Colosseum from pollution and car fumes; • the registration of same-sex unions, still unregulated under the Italian law; • The protection of large green areas from real estate speculation. PUBLICATIONS AND EDITORIAL ACTIVITY I have authored and/or co-authored over 700 publications in national and international journals. I am a member of 8 editorial boards of scientific peer-reviewed journals. I have signed columns in major national newspapers, magazines, and online and authored six essays. CITIZENSHIPS & LANGUAGES I hold dual citizenship, Italian (European) by birth, and US. Languages: Italian & English. AVOCATIONS I enjoy reading history books, scuba diving, and mountain climbing. I have earned PADI advanced open water, deep diver, and wreck diver certifications. I love cats.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
Social Links:

Ignazio’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Crew
Invite this crew to
Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx
brought to you by