Mesothelioma Research | Science Advisory Board | Michele Carbone MD

Funding mesothelioma and asbestos research and providing education and support are the two main goals of the Meso Foundation. The guidance and expertise provided by our Science Advisory Board helps up achieve this. Made up of the best mesothelioma researchers and doctors in their fields, the Board strives to aid mesothelioma research and continues to make strides toward finding a cure.

Among those on our board of mesothelioma and asbestos research experts is Dr. Michele Carbone.

Meet Michele Carbone, MD

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Research Experts: Michele Carbone, MD

Michele Carbone, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Hawaii Medical School, and the Interim Director of the Cancer Research Center of the University of Hawaii. He was born in Rome, Italy. He received his MD and Ph.D. from the Medical School of Rome “La Sapienza”. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology in both, Italy and US. He came to the US in 1986 as a recipient of a Fogarty Fellow Award and worked in the Viral Pathogenesis section at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD until 1994. He moved to the University of Chicago in 1994 and in 1997 moved to the Cancer Center of the Loyola University of Chicago where he was a Professor of Pathology and the Director of Thoracic Oncology. In June of 2006 he left Loyola to join the University of Hawaii. Dr. Carbone has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers: most of them deal with the pathogenesis of mesothelioma.

Dr. Carbone’s research team receives over 50% of the total US Federal grant funding for mesothelioma and asbestos research. Dr. Carbone has the honorary title of Knight of Italy that he received in 2003 for his achievements in Science and Medicine.

Michele Carbone, MD Contact Info:
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
Department of Pathology John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo St, BSB 231-H
University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI 96813


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