Return of a technician to the Ministry of Health. Orazio Schillaci is; From November 2019 Rector of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. The 56-year-old, from Rome, has been Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery since 2013, and since 2007 is Professor of Nuclear Medicine in both the Certificate Course in Medicine and Surgery and in the Certificate Course in TRM (Medical Radiological Technologies). Since 2001 he has been Director of the University of California Nuclear Medicine’s Tor Vergata Clinic. He is also the president of the Italian Society of Nuclear Medicine Physicians. Schillaci was a member of the scientific committee of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, appointed by the outgoing minister, Roberto Speranza, and working alongside the institute’s president, Silvio Brusaferro. In 1990 he graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of “La Sapienza”, where he specialized in 1994 in Nuclear Medicine.
Also at the University of “La Sapienza” in Rome, in 2000 he received a doctorate in “Functional Radioisotope Imaging” and in 2009 he specialized in Radiological Diagnostics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He was then a member of the Health Committees of the Lazio Region and the Ministry of Health, as well as responsible for national and international research projects, which were accepted for funding on the basis of competitive calls, including Horizon 2020 for the European Union. The President of Tor Vergata University is also a member of the editorial board of the most prestigious international journals in the field of nuclear medicine, the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. He was a reviewer for several international journals and the author of 354 printed publications. He was an expert in the Supreme Health Council for three years 2006-2009.
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