The Jefferson Italy Center is a catalyst for a new era in academic medicine. In an increasingly global academic ecosystem, the opportunities are unbounded for leveraging international institutional partnerships to give life to our vision for redefining humanly possible.

Mark L. Tykocinski, MD Vice Chancellor and Provost, TJU Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, TJU The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
President Klasko signing

Physicians of the Future

Keeping its promise to deliver world-class healthcare on a global stage, Jefferson has collaborated with Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and Gemelli University Hospital in Rome to create the first-ever sequential-MD program recognized in the United States and European Union.

Global Kidney Exchange

Many healthy donors are not able to give a kidney to a loved one for reasons outside of their control, and ease of kidney exchanges are hindered by the limited availability of organs. As such, Jefferson is in a position to create a first-of-its-kind Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) program to connect matching donors with patients regardless of geographic location.