Scientific Director

Gianvito Martino


Deputy scientific Director

Luca Guidotti


Deputy scientific director

Antonio Esposito


IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele is one of the leading research institutes in Italy as per volume and quality of scientific output. Since 1972, San Raffaele has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as a research hospital (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, IRCCS). The multidisciplinary research carried out at the institute focuses at both understanding the molecular processes underlying a large number of human diseases and designing new approaches for their treatment.

Research at San Raffaele covers all fields of biomedicine and it deals with the overall biomedical innovation process: from basic discoveries made in the labs to therapy design and test in pre-clinical models, up to first-phase and pilot clinical trials in humans. Thanks to the integration of basic, translational and clinical research, Ospedale San Raffaele is at the forefront in many biomedical areas and provides the best assistance to its patients.

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Translational research


Understanding, cure and prevention

In order to defeat human diseases, our researchers pursue, at the same time, three goals:

Discovery icon Dissecting the molecular pathways responsible for a variety of important human diseases
Targets icon Identifying new targets and new therapeutic strategies for such diseases
Early diagnosis icon Developing new methods of early diagnosis

Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of its scientists, physicians and students, San Raffaele has already brought to the clinic new and important therapeutic approaches against life threatening diseases.