Enrico Benedetti

Professor and head of surgery

Biography

Enrico Benedetti (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Born and raised in Italy, Dr. Enrico Benedetti is a prominent leader in solid-organ transplantation and the use of robotic-assisted techniques in transplantation.

He has to his credit many successful surgical firsts, including the first robotic donor nephrectomy for a living-donor kidney transplant, the first combined living-donor liver and bowel transplant from an adult to an infant, the first robotic combined kidney and pancreas procurement for a living-donor transplant, and the largest series of living-donor intestinal transplants in the world.

Benedetti received a classical education in Italy in history, Latin and Greek before pursuing his medical degree. He remains an avid reader of medieval history and speaks Italian, Spanish and English.

Subject areas:

  • Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Living donor liver transplantation
  • Small bowel transplantation

Contact Information

enrico@uic.edu

312-996-1674

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