- Category : 1944-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
Italian cardio surgeon who performed the first heart transplant on a child in Italy and attempted surgical therapy of congenital heart defects in pediatric subjects. In his long career he met more than 25,000 children and operated on more than 10,000.
On 6 May 2008, he was placed under house arrest with allegations of fraud aggravated by state damages, peculiarities and bickering. The lawsuit against the physician took place following an investigation conducted by the Guardia di Finanza and the Mobile Team of Palermo, launched after a complaint filed by a family member of a contractor of the Palermo Civic Hospital. Another accusation against the cardio surgeon was the possession of alleged pedophile material.
On 7 November 2008, the Court of First Instance authorized the immediate resumption of his medical and cardio surgeon activity. On 20 November 2008, he resigned from the Civic Hospital of Palermo.
He committed suicide in Rome on 6 May 2009, aged 64, dying from heart failure due to a massive drug overdose.