Antonio Di Cataldo, MD, Catania, Italy, chief, division of oncological surgery, University of Catania, Italy, is an acclaimed academic leader renowned for his clinical expertise in complex gastrointestinal and oncologic surgery, for his contributions to the development of microsurgery as a research tool in gastrointestinal and visceral transplantation, and for fostering international collaboration among surgeons.
He received his medical degree from the University of Catania, where he completed his general surgery residency. In the first part of his career, Professor Di Cataldo also attended the Experimental Laboratory of the University of San Diego, CA.
He has served as both honorary president and president of the International Society for Experimental Microsurgery, and as a member of the Board of the Italian Full Professors of General Surgery. He is a member of the Italian Society of Surgery.
He has served as President of the Italy Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and as the College’s Governor representing Italy. In 2009 and in 2017, he was President of the Annual Meeting of the Italy Chapter of ACS. In 2018, he was President of the III Meeting of the European Governors of ACS. He is a member of the International College of Surgeons (ICS) and has been president of the Italian Section of ICS.
Professor Di Cataldo is a recipient of the Sun Lee Award, a prestigious prize in the field of experimental microsurgery. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and book chapters, and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings in Europe, America, and Asia.