Dr. Antonio De Maio is Professor and Vice Chairman of Research for the Department of Surgery. He is a member of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BMS) at UCSD.
A graduate of the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, Dr. Antonio De Maio received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Dr. Antonio De Maio joined the faculty at UCSD School of Medicine in January 2006.
Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor and Research Director for the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. While at Hopkins, Dr. De Maio led the Committee for the Recruitment of Under-represented Minorities to Graduate Programs and the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). At UCSD, Dr De Maio continues to be very active in increasing student diversity in graduate and medical school.
He recently received a Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences 2007 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award. Dr. De Maio is the Director of the Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) Program at UCSD, which is supported by NIGMS-NIH.
Dr, De Maio is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), American Association of Immunologist (AAI), Cell Stress Society International (President-Elect), International Endotoxin Society (IEIIS), PanAmerican Trauma Society, Shock Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).