Luigi Maria Terracciano


Rector of Humanitas University, Full Professor of Anatomic Pathology

Professor Luigi Terracciano is Rector of Humanitas University. He is Full Professor of Anatomic Pathology and since September 2020, serves as the Head of the Anatomic Pathology Division at Humanitas University Hospital , Department of Biomedical Sciences, Rozzano (Milan), Italy. Till August 2020 has served as the Head of the Molecular Pathology Division and Chair of Experimental Pathology at the Institute of Medical Genetics and Pathology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

After his medical degree, followed by residency in Anatomic Pathology at University Federico II of Naples, Italy, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Physiology in Heidelberg, Germany.

Since 1998, Prof. Terracciano is member of the International Liver Study Group, a panel of the most well-regarded liver pathologists in the world. In 2016, he received the Dora Seif Award for his contribution to research on liver cancer.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.