Sebastiano Mercadante

La Maddalena, Palermo, Italy

  • Doctor’s degree (Medicine & Surgery), 1973-1979 with full marks, 110/110 cum laude, University of Palermo.  Specialization in Anesthesiology (1980-1983), and Science of Nutrition (1984-1987), University of Palermo.
  • National abilitation for Professor of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Therapy
  • Director of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Unit, Main regional center for Pain Relief & Palliative/Supportive Care Unit, La Maddalena, Palermo, Italy
  • Scientific Director, Regional home care program SAMOT, Regione Sicily.
  • More than 600 lectures at national and international congresses.
  • Associated Editor, editorial Board and/or referee of more than 30 international peer-reviewed journals in the field of pain and symptom management, and anesthesiology
  • More than 500 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • H-index = 80.
  • Author of more than 40 chapters and books.
  • Award Umberto Veronesi 2003
  • Award of excellence in scientific research, American Academy of Hospice and palliative medicine, Boston 2010
  • John Mendelson MD Award, University of Texas MD Anderson cancer center “for extraordinary contribution in palliative care” Houston, 11-12 October 2013.
  • Patent for “new delivery system for analgesics”. N.21596IT/EL/FG/EM
  • Since 1st December 2016, Adjunct professor of palliative medicine, MD Anderson, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
  • Since 2018 member of the national ministerial commission for pain and palliative care.
  • 2022-2021. First expert around the world on “cancer pain” and breakthrough pain” (