Pope appoints Francis L. Delmonico as an Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
The transplantation Society would like to congratulate Francis L. Delmonico on his appointment as an Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on February 15, 2016 by His Holiness Pope Francis.
Candidates for this prestigious appointment are selected on the basis of their eminent original scientific studies and of their acknowledged moral personality, without any ethnical or religious discrimination, and are appointed for life by sovereign act of the Holy Father. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI. Its aim is to promote the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences and the study of related epistemological problems.
Through his previous roles of Medical Director (2010-2012) and President of TTS (2012-2014), Dr. Delmonico has shown longstanding dedication in promoting the mission of TTS in the development of the science and clinical practice, scientific communication, continuing education and guidance on the ethical practice. Also, through his work with the DICG, he has long been instrumental in combating global organ trafficking, protecting its victims who are sourced for organs and helping exploited patients.