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ISMETT / UPMC Palermo
CLINICAL

UPMC Palermo

Antonio F. Arcadipane, MD

Chief Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Operating Room Services
Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation & Advanced Specialized Therapies/
Istituto Mediterraneo Per I Trapianti E Terapie Ad Alta Specializzazione (IsMeTT)

IsMeTT is the top transplant center in Italy. Anesthesiology faculty and fellows provide anesthetic care for lung transplantations, liver resections, and liver transplantations and are beginning to become involved in mini-invasive esophageal surgery. Clinical responsibilities are quite diverse and include OR anesthesia, staffing the ICU on a 24-hour basis, and coverage of invasive radiology procedures including the Cardiac Cath Lab, GI Clinical Laboratory, PACU, and Ambulatory Center. IsMeTT receives referrals of patients for complex surgery or ICU treatments in both adults and pediatrics. The Anesthesiology Division currently staffs 4 ORs, 12 PACU beds and 14 ICU beds.