Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee of Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, established pursuant to the M.D. of February 8, 2013 (“Criteria for the composition and operation of the ethics committees”), took office on October 23, 2013. It is an independent body, without hierarchical subordination to the Hospital or other authorities, established according to interdisciplinary criteria, and composed of experts in the field of clinic, theology, moral philosophy and bioethics, directly appointed by the Board of Directors.

The Ethics Committee, composed of doctors, philosophers, jurists, theologians, statisticians, pharmacologists, pharmacists, bioethics experts, nurses and patient representatives, performs the following functions: 

  • ensure the protection of the rights, safety and well-being of all persons involved in a clinical trial, with particular attention to vulnerable subjects; to this end, it is responsible for the examination, according to good clinical practice criteria, of the scientific and ethical profiles of all the trial protocols submitted by the Hospital, or by external applicants, on which the Committee expresses a written binding and motivated opinion 
  • examine, at the request of the healthcare staff, or of patients or their representatives, clinical cases or challenges related to the clinical and care activity carried out in the Hospital, and express non-binding opinions and recommendations 
  • promote the drafting of documents on bioethical issues and guidelines to improve the quality of clinical practice, for the humanization of medicine, and to improve the understanding of the meaning and the practice of medicine 
  • implement and promote training opportunities on the ethical aspects of biomedical practice and research, dedicated to the health professionals and the public


  • Dr. Alessandro Nanni Costa
    Clinician expert in the field of transplantation discipline, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital


  • Dr. Antonio Giacomo Maria Addis
    Department of Epidemiology of Lazio Region and Member of AIFA Technical Scientific Committee
  • Dr. Marco Andreani
    Director of the Laboratory of Immunogenetics of Transplants, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital 
  • Prof. Generoso Andria
    Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, Università Federico II, Naples
  • Prof. Maria Luisa Barbaccia
    Full Professor of Pharmacology – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University
  • Prof. Cesare Colosimo
    DirecTOR of the institute of Radiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A. Gemelli
  • Dr. Tiziana Corsetti
    Pharmacy Manager, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital

  • Prof. Bruno Dallapiccola
    Scientific Director of Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital 
  • Prof. Mario De Curtis
    Director of Neonatology and Intensive Care Unit, Policlinico Umberto I
  • Prof. Maria Luisa Di Pietro
    Associate Professor of Bioethics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Dr. Roberto Di Pinto
    Law and insurance expert, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital 
  • Dr. Paolo Lago
    Director of the Complex Structure of Clinical Engineering, IRCCS San Matteo, Pavia
  • Prof. Giacinto Abele Donato Miggiano
    Director of the Human Nutrition Center, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Università Cattolica
  • Prof. Bruno Nobili
    Director of the Integrated Maternal and Child Care Department, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
  • Dr. Caterina Offidani
    Medico-legal expert, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital 
  • Prof. Laura Palazzani
    Full Professor at the Faculty of Law, Lumsa University
  • Dr. Francesco Paolucci
    Nurse care Coordinator for Care Quality, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital

  • Rev. Monsignor Renzo Pegoraro
    Chancellor of the Pontificial Academy for Life
  • Dr. Claudio Pisanelli
    Pharmacist, Hospital San Filippo Neri
  • Dr. Silvia Ranocchiari
    President of Officium Association, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital  
  • Dr. Massimiliano Raponi
    Health Director, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital  
  • Dr. Laura Reali
  • Dr. Paola Tabarini
    Clinical Psychologist, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital

  • Prof. Anna Rita Vestri
    Full Professor of Medical Statistics, Università La Sapienza, Rome

“The dream of Bambino Gesù Hospital,
the dream of the Pope, is to help bring
science and humanity to all children with
very severe diseases who need to be treated”
Pope Francis