Dr Maurizio Pacilli


Maurizio is an academic surgeon working as a specialist paediatric surgeon at Monash Children’s Hospital and as a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University; he has been working in the field of paediatric surgery for more than 20 years.

Maurizio completed his medical degree in Italy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2000. He underwent basic surgical training in Italy and then moved to the United Kingdom in 2003 to focus on his career in clinical research. In 2010, Maurizio obtained a higher degree (MD Research) with the University College London, for his research on minimally invasive surgery in children.

Maurizio was granted the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006 and completed his paediatric surgical training at various hospitals in the United Kingdom, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, London; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London; Cambridge University Hospital and Oxford University Hospital. He also trained for one year at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He completed his training in the United Kingdom and achieved the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Paediatric Surgery in 2015. Maurizio joined Monash Children’s Hospital and Monash University in 2017 and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2022.

Maurizio has a very strong passion for teaching and training and has delivered numerous formal lectures on several topics of paediatric surgery to medical students and other health professionals.

He has an interest in minimally invasive techniques for both paediatric and neonatal surgery, colorectal surgery, including anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung’s disease. He also has a particular interest in clinical research focussed on minimally invasive surgery and randomised controlled trials.

Maurizio has been awarded prizes for his research from the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (UK), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK) and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (Canada). He was also awarded the prestigious Peter Paul Rickham Prize from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (UK) in 2008. Maurizio has published over 90 articles in peer review scientific journals, three chapters in books and he is author of more than 130 presentations at international conferences.


Paediatric Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Research
  • Corrective
Professional Associations
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ANZAPS)
  • Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS)
  • International Pediatric Endoscopic Group (IPEG)
  • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
Professional Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Doctor of Medicine (Research)
  • Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia “con Lode”
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