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Palermo, Italy

For more than 10 years, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) has been providing transplantation and other specialized medical and surgical therapies in Palermo, Italy.


ISMETT is a specialty hospital managed and operated by UPMC in partnership with the Region of Sicily, through Civico and Cervello hospitals. The hospital specializes in adult and pediatric abdominal and cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, and multi-organ transplantation.

ISMETT’s services and departments include:

  • Abdominal Medicine
  • Cardiothoracic Medicine
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Laboratories 
  • Microbiology
  • Operating Rooms
  • Outpatient Areas
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (12 beds)
  • Transplantation

Number of Beds

  • 70 total beds
  • 35 inpatient beds
  • 14 Intensive Care Unit beds
  • 21 Step-down Unit beds


The physicians, nurses, and other specialists at ISMETT come from all over the world, bringing professional experience gained in hospitals, research centers, and universities of international renown. Physicians practicing at ISMETT are faculty members of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and are employed full-time by UPMC in Italy.

Career Opportunities

UPMC offers a number of exciting international career opportunities. Examples of UPMC job opportunities in Italy include:

  • Administrative professionals
  • Operations/administration professionals
  • Advance practice providers
  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses

>> View current Career Opportunities at ISMETT

For More Information

For more information about ISMETT or other international career opportunities, contact:

Giulia Padovano
Recruitment and Retention Manager

Piazza Sett’Angeli, 10
Palermo, Italy  

Additional Resources:

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