Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
University of Miami
Dr. Ciancio is a tenured Professor of Surgery and Urology at the University of Miami, Department of Urology and the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several professional organizations including the Society of University Surgeons, the American Urological Association, The Transplantation Society, the Urologic Society for Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic & Robotic Surgeons.
Dr. Ciancio has completed his General Surgery and Urology residency, as well as a Multi-Organ Transplant fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and has remained on faculty since then. For years his dedication has been recognized with multiple teaching awards in both urology and transplantation. Within the Department of Urology, has received the Award of Excellence as “Attending of the Year” from 1998-1999 and 2002-2003. This was granted due to his outstanding dedication and commitment to his patients, colleagues and the residents. He was also graced with the “Teacher of the Year” multiples times in 2005, 2011, 2013. In 2012, he received the Urology Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2015 he was honored with the highest Urology distinction, the Charles Lynne Urology Teacher Award. He also has been bestowed the Dean’s Senior Faculty Clinical Research Award in 1999 and was the first recipient ever to receive the UMMG Faculty Hero Award in 2011. For his transplant endeavors, he has been recognized with the Teacher of the Year Award at the Miami Transplant Institute both in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he received The Faculty Senate of the University of Miami Outstanding Teaching Award. His recognition is not only noted here at the University of Miami but at an international level where he has received various awards including the Honorary Citizen, National Award, Commune di Roccapiemonte in Salerno, Italy 2000, the Honor and Merit Award by the Haiti Transplant Foundation in 2009, and Award of support in the field of transplantation by the Argentinian Minister of Health in 2018. In addition, Dr. Ciancio has received a special recognition for his contributions in health care to the African American community in this country, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award. He was the recipient of the University of Miami Scholarship for the MBA program, finishing his executive MBA in 2001 with specialization in health administration. He was awarded the Best doctor in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and selected by the Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd Top Doctor in Urology 2011, 2014. Also, he received the Miracle Maker award by the Transplant Foundation in 1997 and That’s Life VI Gala Honoree “in recognition of extraordinary generosity and tireless dedication in support of organ donation and transplantation” in 2001. He was included in the book of “The Italians of America, “A tribute to America’s most significant Italians” in 1999. In 2019 he was accepted in the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. Just recently in 2020, he was awarded one of Italy’s highest honors: Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia) conferred by the President of the Republic of Italy Sergio Mattarella.
He is the author and co-author of 2 books, 30 book chapters and over 388 articles published in medical journals for topics involving the field of solid organ transplantation and urologic oncology.