UPMC's Top Management in Italy

UPMC: Giuseppe Dell'Acqua heads the Group's Italian operations. ISMETT CEO Angelo Luca has been entrusted with the supervision of Italian structures and medical-scientific lines.

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), the academic health group based in Pittsburgh and present in Italy for over 20 years, initiates the reorganization of the Italian structure. Giuseppe Dell'Acqua has been appointed Managing Director Italy; he will be responsible for the Group's strategies and operationsin Italy, as well as all corporate and staff functions. Angelo Luca has assumed the position of Vice President Health Services and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for Italy, with a view to increasing synergies between UPMC's operations in Sicily and the Group's other activities in Italy. Continuing to lead IRCCS-ISMETT in Palermo, Dr. Angelo Luca will oversee the clinical service lines and all UPMC centers in Italy, including the upcoming "ISMETT 2" and the management of the activities of the Ri.MED Foundation's Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Research, currently under construction.

"Pippo Dell'Acqua's contribution to the growth of our operations in Italy over the past two decades has been instrumental in expanding our presence in the country, and bringing high-quality healthcare to more people," said Chuck Bogosta, President of UPMC International. In addition, under the leadership of Angelo Luca over the past five years, ISMETT has achieved incredible milestones becoming one of the leading transplantation and highly specialized care centers in Europe. The experience and vision of both will be decisive in continuing to pursue our mission here in Italy: to provide excellent care to patients and build the healthcare of the future by promoting clinical and technological innovation, quality research and training."

UPMC has been present in Italy since 1997, when it initiated an innovative public-private partnership with the Region of Sicily that led to the creation of ISMETT (Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Highly Specialized Therapies), which has grown to become a national and international reference point for transplants. Today, UPMC's Italian operations include a private hospital in Rome, two advanced radiotherapy centers, and a health and prevention facility in Tuscany. All centers benefit from UPMC's innovative clinical and managerial approach and close relationship with the University of Pittsburgh and its research activity.