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ISMETT also is an institution that is helping Sicily to build a reputation for science, technological advancement, research and specialty medical training. This has helped to pave the way for the planned Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center in Car
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Bruno Gridelli, MD
Bruno Gridelli, MD
Dr. Gridelli is the executive vice president of UPMC International and the chief executive officer of ISMETT, a transplant hospital in Palermo, Italy.
has significantly increased liver transplant activity and started new clinical programs, such as heart, lung, and pancreas transplantation.
The lung transplant program in Palermo is the only one south of Rome.
The number of transplants performed at ISMETT
has more than tripled under Dr. Gridelli's
also is entering the field of regenerative medicine and cell transplantation.
"Bringing this level of world-class ...
"Bringing this level of world-class cancer care to the region through the Center at San Pietro accomplished many of the aims that put our partnership in motion: increasing the quality of care, reducing complications, and most importantly, giving more patients access to innovative and effective treatments close to home," said Bruno Gridelli, MD, CEO of ISMETT and executive vice president of UPMC International.
"For us, being part of the ...
"For us, being part of the UPMC network meant having access to an enormous amount of knowledge, in addition to the latest technology and equipment," said Dr. Bruno Gridelli, chief executive officer of ISMETT and executive vice president of UPMC International.
"UPMC offers expert financial and organizational management to its international partners.
They know how to create efficiencies… [They] always consider the sustainability of the treatment… [and] adapt well to the local culture."
"Being part of the UPMC
network meant having access to an enormous amount of knowledge, in addition to the latest technology and equipment."
Dr. Bruno Gridelli, Chief Executive Officer of ISMETT and Executive Vice President of UPMC International
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Bruno Gridelli, MD
Executive Vice President, UPMC International
Director, UPMC Italy
As executive vice president of UPMC International, Dr. Bruno Gridelli supports the clinical and research aspects of UPMC's international operations, contributing to the development of a network of collaborations and partnerships across the globe.
Dr. Gridelli is a world-renowned expert in transplantation and has successfully transferred these clinical skills into leading administrative roles as director of UPMC Italy and of the Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT).
With Dr. Gridelli's unique clinical insight and expertise, ISMETT, a leading transplant and high-specialty hospital in Palermo, Italy, has significantly developed its international role in the field of clinical and biomedical research, increasing the number of scientific studies and attracting public and private funds, both nationally and internationally.
As director of ISMETT, Dr. Gridelli also oversees the operation of a leading cGMP facility located within the hospital; this facility supports the highest levels of quality and safety in the preparation of cellular and biological products to develop new therapeutic strategies in the field of regenerative medicine.
Dr. Gridelli is vice president of the Ri.MED Foundation, an international partnership involving the Italian government, the Region of Sicily, the Italian National Research Center (CNR), the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.
The mission of the Ri.MED Foundation
is to promote and support biomedical and biotechnology research and development, with the principal project being the creation of a Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center
(BRBC) in Carini, Italy.
, a 25,000 square meter facility with over 600 staff, will be dedicated to performing advanced research programs that will lead to the production of new drugs, vaccines and biomedical devices, having an impact on the progress of medicine and the socioeconomic development of Italy.
clinical accomplishments in the transplant field include being one of the first surgeons in Italy to use the "split liver" technique, which involves the division of the liver into two different lobes allowing the performance of two transplants; performing the first combined liver-lung transplant in Italy; and performing the world's first lung transplant in an HIV-positive patient.
is one of the few surgeons in the world performing both liver and lung transplants in adult and children.
He has been an active researcher in the fields on xenotransplantation, innovative transplant procedures and cell therapies.
Dr. Gridelli earned his medical degree at the University of Milan in Italy.
"At ISMETT, we are attempting ...
"At ISMETT, we are attempting to overcome this hurdle by using some of the most innovative transplantation techniques in the world," said Bruno Gridelli, M.D., a transplant surgeon and chief executive officer of ISMETT, which is a public-private partnership between UPMC and the Region of Sicily.
These advanced procedures include the "split liver" technique, in which a cadaveric liver is divided between two recipients, usually an adult and a child, as well as donations from living donors, which often reduce the time recipients wait for transplants and improve outcomes.
is now the most experienced center for living-donor liver transplantation in Italy with patient outcomes that rank among the best nationally and internationally.
"We are continuing to strengthen our transplant programs by using less-invasive procedures for living-donor liver procurement and by adopting methods that will allow us to use organs previously deemed to be marginal.
By doing so, we intend to widen access to this life-saving treatment," said Dr. Gridelli