Editor-in-Chief - Luisa M. Massimo - Journal of Pediatric Oncology

Luisa M. Massimo

Luisa M.E. Massimo is the Director Emeritus of the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the “G. Gaslini” Scientific Children’s Hospital of Genova, Italy. She is as well Adviser for international affairs and adviser for Psycho-Oncology. Her education and career have been made both in Italy and in the USA, with several appointments in different fields. She had a long teaching career at the Medical School of the University of Genova.

From1997 to 2000 she was Expert of the NATO Life Science and Technology Panel in Brussels. She is Expert Reviewer for EU, European Commission Framework Programme 7th research proposals in bioethics in Brussels (confirmed in January 2013), Director of the Courses of Pediatric Oncology at the International School of Scientific Culture “Ettore Majorana” in Erice, Sicily.

Her current research interests are in Pediatrics, Psychology and quality of life, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Bioethics, Health Management.
She is Author of more than 400 scientific articles, 210 of them quoted in PubMed, and Co-Editor of several volumes.
She is Founding Member and Honorary Member of many International Societies, mostly of Pediatrics, Oncology, PsychoOncology, Hematology and Immunology.

She covered some political charges, as Councilor of the City Hall of Genova, responsible for the town Social Services (1985-1990), and President of the National Cancer Research Institute-IST of Genova (1986-1994).
She was recipient of numerous awards and prizes, the most prestigious are in 1971 the Prize of the “Accademia dei Lincei” for Oncology, in 1991 the Prize “Barbara Bohen Pfeifer for Scientific Excellence” in New York, in 2004 the Gold Medal of the Italian Republic for Merits in Public Health, in Rome Quirinale, in 2011 the Gold Medal of Master of Pediatrics.

She is Honorary Citizen of Baltimore, MD (15/9/1987), La Paz (Bolivia – 4/9/1989), Bogotà (Colombia – 11/9/1989), Rocheford du Gard (Avignone, France – 4/12/1989).

In 1989 she has been decorated with the title of “Dame” of the Knighthood Order of the Saints Maurice and Lazar, in acknowledgment of her activity in the field of Healthcare.

She is quoted in Who’s Who in the World since 1982, and several other Who’s Who since 1980.

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