Professor Luigi Santacroce, MD, DDS

Luigi Santacroce is an Assistant Professor in the Ionian Department of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, and senior  Consultant Microbiologist of the Lab Service of Microbiology and Virology of the Policlinico University Hospital of Bari.

He graduated top of his med school class in Bari, in 1990, followed by a specialization course in Cardiac surgery and in Digestive surgery. He became a Consultant Microbiologist in 2006.  Luigi also followed a master program in Emergency medicine.

From 90s’ he is dedicated to research of pathophysiology of human conditions, especially factors for development of oncologic and infectious diseases. During the last decade he started a cooperative program of research on regenerative medicine and stem cells.

He is a Principal Investigator in international research programs, in particular about the human microbiota. He served as speaker and member of the organizing committees in several scientific events, both national and international, and has written a number of scientific papers.

From 2010 he is the President of the Nursing degree course at University of  Bari “Aldo Moro”, and Erasmus+ Coordinator at the same university. He is also Member and past President of the Italian Navy-University of Bari Joint Commission for teaching activity. Luigi is also Dr. hc in International Relations at Logos Intl University and in Peace Education at Instituto Educando Paz