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Professor Cataldo Doria

Professor Cataldo Doria

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Cataldo Doria

Dr. Doria graduated Magna cum Laude from University of Perugia in 1990.  He was resident in general surgery at University of Perugia from 1990 to 1995.  He completed a research fellowship in small bowel transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute and a clinical fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Doria is PhD in surgery biotechnology and transplant immunology.

Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD is Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Doria is the inaugural Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery at Jefferson Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  He is also the Director of the Division of Transplantation and the Surgical-Director of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center – Liver Tumor Center at the same Institution. Dr. Doria is the Chairman of the Performance Improvement Committee of the transplant program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Dr. Doria is a multi-organ transplant surgeon who has extensive expertise in cadaveric and living related liver and kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, small-bowel transplant as well as liver and pancreatic resection and surgery of the bile duct.

Dr. Doria comes to Jefferson from the Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (IsMeTT- UPMC Italy) -- a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Italian National Government-- where he served as Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant.  This is a multiorgan transplant program which was developed from ground to operational by Dr. Doria and co-workers.  From 1999 to 2003 in his capacity, Dr. Doria performed the first liver transplantation, the first live donor nephrectomy and the first live donor hepatectomy and liver transplantation ever done in Sicily - Italy.  He also served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Pittsburgh, PA.

His research interests include the development of inhibitory pathways for liver cancer growth, immunology of solid organ transplantation, development of artificial liver devices.  Dr. Doria's biography has been listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America.  Dr. Doria, in year 2005 has been named Honorary President of the Italian Association for Organ Donation of the Province of Taranto.  In 2008 Dr. Doria was named: “surgeon of the year” by the Delaware Chapter of the American Liver Foundation.  In 2009 Dr. Doria was the recipient of the Career Achievement Award by the International Association “Pugliesi nel Mondo.” In 2010 Dr. Doria was awarded with the seal of University of Foggia – Italy.  In 2012 Dr. Doria was named by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, Cavaliere dell’Ordine “Al merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Knight of the Italian Republic).  Dr. Doria is author of 256 publications: 88 refereed articles; 74 proceedings of conference and symposia, 3 monograph, 8 book chapters; 78 published abstracts; 5 other publication. Dr. Doria is a course director of a CME program approved by Jefferson Medical College.  This course consists of a weekly Journal Club.  Dr. Doria is Principal Investigator and co-Investigator of numerous clinical as well as basic science research studies.
Dr. Doria is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies.