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Dr Maurizio Pacilli

General Peadiatric Surgeon


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Dr Maurizio Pacilli

Maurizio is a triple-qualified (Italy, United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand) academic surgeon working as a specialist paediatric surgeon at Monash Children’s Hospital and as a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University; he has been working in the field of paediatric surgery for more than 20 years.

Maurizio obtained his medical degree in Italy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2000. He completed his training in paediatric surgery in Italy in 2005 and moved to the United Kingdom to focus on his career in clinical research. Maurizio was granted the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006 and completed additional training in paediatric surgery in United Kingdom at various hospitals, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, London; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London; Cambridge University Hospital and Oxford University Hospital. He also trained for one year at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Maurizio obtained a higher degree (MD Research) with the University College London in 2010, for his research on minimally invasive surgery in children. He completed his training in the United Kingdom and achieved the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Paediatric Surgery in 2015. Maurizio joined Monash Children’s Hospital and Monash University in 2017 and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2022. Maurizio has an interest in minimally invasive techniques for both paediatric and neonatal surgery, colorectal surgery, including anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung disease. He also has a particular interest in vascular anomalies, including haemangiomas and lymphatic malformations, and he has established the vascular anomaly multidisciplinary team at Monash Children’s Hospital.

Maurizio has a strong passion for clinical research, focussed on minimally invasive surgery and randomised controlled trials, and he has been awarded prizes for his research from the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (UK), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK) and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (Canada). He was also awarded the prestigious Peter Paul Rickham Prize from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (UK) in 2008. Maurizio has published over 100 articles in peer review scientific journals, three chapters in books and he is author of more than 150 presentations at international conferences.

Outside of work, Maurizio loves spending time with his wife and 2 children. He also loves cooking, playing tennis and enjoys spending time in the garden.