Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi is a pediatric surgeon at Miami Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree cum laude at the medical school in Milan, Italy. This included three months of research at Washington University Medical School on pancreatic islet transplantation, the subject of his thesis. Dr. Malvezzi then transferred to New Jersey, where he obtained a research fellowship in vascular surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he also completed his general surgery residency as a Chief Resident. He then came to Miami Children’s Hospital, where he completed his pediatric surgery fellowship. Dr. Malvezzi returned briefly to Italy and was successful in creating a pediatric surgery section at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.