Marco Lanzetta, PhD, MD, is a hand and reconstructive microsurgeon, with an International experience, including teaching activity. He’s President of the Italian Society for Hand and Functional Transplantation and the International Hand and composite tissue Allotransplantation Society (IHCTAS), member of the Italian Society of Microsurgery, International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International Microsurgical Society, International College of Surgeons, Italian Society of Hand Surgery (SICM), Sydney Hand Fellows Society, Sydney Hospitallers. He’s Director of the Italian Institute of Hand Surgery (IICM) and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics and Microsurgery at the University of Canberra (Australia). He’s Founder and Co-Chairman of the International Registry of Hand and Composite Tissue Transplantation (IRHCTT).
Visiting Professor in 10 countries (Italy, USA, Finland, Japan, Romania, Czech Republic, Colombia, Venezuela and Australia.), He’s renowned as Hand surgeon and microsurgeon involved in all fields of upper extremity, including medical and surgical therapy. He did first single and first double hand transplantation in history, in Lyon (France) in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Chairman of an NGO (GICAM), which provides surgical care of severe congenital malformations or post-traumatic disorders of children in Africa and developing countries (Ghana, Togo, Benin, Kenya, Burkina Faso, India), on victims of terror attacks included.
Dr. Lanzetta studied Medicine at Milan’s University where obtained his Medical Degree summa cum laude and He also trained in General Surgery and Orthopaedics.
He trained as a Hand surgeon in Africa, France, Canada and Australia. In Sydney since 1986 He was the precociously young director of the Microsearch Foundation in Sydney.
He’s author of more than 190 International publications (scientific articles, books and books’ chapters).
Ho won in 2005 the Prize “Italian Doctor of the Year” and He’s consultant of the Italian Health Ministry (Consiglio Superiore di Sanità).
Particular areas of interest are:
- limb and composite tissue transplantation with particular focus on the research of new immunosuppressant agents, faster nerve regeneration and better clinical outcome;
- microsurgical techniques to improve feasibility and patency of vascular anastomosis;
- microsurgical reconstruction of peripheral nerve palsies (congenital and/or post-traumatic);
- congenital malformations for improvement of both aesthetics and function;
- wrist surgery for faster recovery after work accidents;
- hand arthritis with new conservative and surgical solutions to reduce deformities and impairment from activities of daily living;
- aesthetic microsurgery