M.D. and Ph.D. in Hawaii
Michele Carbone, MD, PhD is an accomplished research scientist specializing in Malignant Mesothelioma, a rare but fatal form of cancer. Dr. Carbone has dedicated his professional career to understanding the mechanisms of mesothelioma carcinogenesis - including the discovery that there is a genetic predisposition to the disease.
Dr. Carbone has conducted field studies in both Turkey and the US, where he investigated how the presence of mineral fibers (such as asbestos and erionite) affect human populations. This work has revealed that development activities around the world have increased the incidence of Malignant Mesothelioma.
Dr. Michele Carbone has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has been supported through a variety of NCI and private grants.
Michele Carbone is also passionate about food and cooking. When he was 18 years old and moved to Rome to begin medical school, Dr. Carbone's mother showed him how to make an espresso in advance of the move. After years of practice and experimentation, his culinary skills were sharpened, and he was soon hosting dinner parties for his friends and family. For more on his cooking history and recipes, visit MicheleCarbone.org!