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Dr. Vincent Iacopino

Wrong Dr. Vincent Iacopino?

Senior Medical Advisor

Local Address: Henderson, Nevada, United States
Physicians for Human Rights
2 Arrow Street Suite 301
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
United States

Company Description: PHR's Health Action AIDS Campaign mobilizes health professionals to advocate for a comprehensive AIDS strategy and robust funding levels to combat the AIDS...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Medical Advisor
    University of Minnesota Medical School


  • MD
  • PhD
  • PhD.
  • medical degree
    Georgetown University Medical School
  • PHR DC
134 Total References
Web References
Physicians for Human Rights - Staff, 14 Feb 2014 [cached]
Vincent Iacopino, MD
Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD Senior Medical Advisor
During his 18 years with PHR, Dr. Vincent Iacopino has conducted medical fact-finding investigations and documented a wide range of human rights violations all over the world, including in Afghanistan, Botswana, Burma, Chad, Chechyna, Iraq, Kosovo, Mexico, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Learn More >
WNY Media Network: Buffalo News and Information in Western New York, 1 Nov 2003 [cached]
Dr. Vincent Iacopino, director of research for Physicians for Human Rights, called the hyper-extension of the arms behind the back "clear and simple torture."The European Court of Human Rights found Turkey guilty of torture in 1996 in a case of Palestinian hanging - a technique Iacopino said is used worldwide but named for its alleged use by Israel in the Palestinian territories. » Our Team, 24 July 2013 [cached]
Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD Dr. Vincent Iacopino is Senior Medical Advisor to Physicians for Human Rights and Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Iacopino has participated in health and human rights research, investigations and advocacy for more than sixteen years. He has represented PHR and/or supervised medical fact-finding investigations to Thailand, Punjab, Kashmir, Turkey, South Africa, Afghanistan, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Chechyna, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mexico, Botswana, Swaziland, Iraq, Sudan and the United States, and documented the health consequences of a wide range of human rights violations
PHR Staff, 23 Feb 2011 [cached]
Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD
Vince Iacopino, MD, PhD
Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, is Senior Medical Advisor to Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), and holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has been involved in health and human rights investigations and research for over seventeen years. Dr. Iacopino has led medical investigations for PHR in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and North and South America, that have documented health and human rights violations and have made concrete recommendations for law and policy changes.
From 1991 through 1997, Dr. Iacopino served as the Medical Director for Survivors International (San Francisco, California) providing medical and psychological assistance to survivors of torture. He served as International Coordinator for a group of experts who designed and drafted the United Nations Manual on the Effective Documentation of Torture, also known as the "Istanbul Protocol". He also has been a consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, developing new ideas in the relationship between health and human rights.
In 2004, Dr. Iacopino received the Eclipse Award from the Center for Victims of Torture for extraordinary service providing care to the survivors of torture. He also has been a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Guantanamo Doctors Hid Evidence of Torture [cached]
Writing in the online journal PLoS Medicine, Physicians for Human Rights senior medical adviser Vincent Iacopino and retired Brig.
"There was no mention of any cause for these injuries," Iacopino and Xenakis write.
Iacopino and Xenakis, however, have served as medical experts for defense lawyers at Guantanamo. That's given them unique, privileged access to detainee medical records, which form the basis of their assessment. (They don't substantiate the allegation of forcible injections.)
Xenakis is dismayed by what he's found. The great majority of the medical lassitude he says he's witnessed occurred between 2002 and 2006. But, he says, "the implications of this conduct, including the fact that the medics did not identify it, still has an effect on what happens there."
In some cases, medical treatment appeared to be conditionally administered. "Several detainees indicated that access to medical care was linked to cooperation with the interrogators," Iacopino and Xenakis write. In one case, medical personnel certified a detainee as fit to continue being interrogated "after several periods of unconsciousness."
Neither the Pentagon nor Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, which oversees detention operations at the base, have seen Iacopino and Xenakis' article. (See update below.) But Maj.
Update: Now that the Defense Department has seen Iacopino and Xenakis' article, Bradsher emails the following response:
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