Ignazio Majolino was born in Palermo, Italy, in 1949. He received the degree of medicine and surgery (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Palermo, Italy, in 1973. At the University of Pavia in 1976, he specialized in hematology (30/30 cum laude) and in 1981 also in internal medicine (50/50 cum laude). He obtained a qualification as a head physician in 1983 (100/100). He was an Assistant at the Ospedale Civile, Voghera, from 1974 to 1979 at the Emergency Department, and at the Ospedale Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, at the Hematology Department from 1979 to 1980. He later moved to Palermo again, where he was an Assistant and later Head Physician (as Vice Director) of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Hematology Division, Ospedale Cervello, from 1980 to 1998. In the same hospital, he became the Director of the Hematology Division in 1998. In 2000, he moved to Rome in a position of Director of the Hematology and BMT Unit, Ospedale S. Camillo-Forlanini. He is still in this position and since 2009 also the Director of the Specialistic Medicine Department in the same hospital. Moreover, he has been involved in clinical and biological research in the fields of coagulation, malignant hematological diseases, bone marrow transplantation, and its complications, and he is an author or coauthor of over 100 original articles on peer-reviewed journals and over 400 congress abstracts. He is currently working on stem cell transplantation and is involved in a number of cooperative studies in the field of hemato-oncology, particularly in lymphoma clinical trials. Majolino is a Member of the Gruppo Italiano per le Terapie Innovative nei Linfomi (GITIL), the Società Italiana di Ematologia (SIE), the Società italiana di Ematologia Sperimentale (SIES), the Gruppo Italiano Trapianti di Midollo Osseo (GITMO), the European Bone Marrow Transplantation group (EBMT), and the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Biography Updated on 21 December 2009