Sergio Canavero

1964 - Today

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Sergio Canavero (born 1964) is an Italian neurosurgeon known for his controversial claims about the near-term feasibility of head transplantation—the grafting of a head onto a new body—in humans. He made headlines in 2015 when he publicly announced that he would perform such a procedure on a human in two years' time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergio Canavero has received more than 708,114 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Sergio Canavero is the 692nd most popular physician, the 4,320th most popular biography from Italy and the 38th most popular Italian Physician.

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Among physicians, Sergio Canavero ranks 692 out of 726Before him are Charles R. Drew, Anders Nordström, Fe del Mundo, Sara Josephine Baker, Jenő Kamuti, and Maude Abbott. After him are Devi Shetty, Kamal Ranadive, Caldwell Esselstyn, Teresa Forcades, Gisela Januszewska, and Donald Henderson.

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Among people born in 1964, Sergio Canavero ranks 572Before him are Genar Andrinúa, Brenda Fassie, Jean-François Copé, The Boogeyman, Sophie B. Hawkins, and Augusto Paolo Lojudice. After him are Guga, Peter Blangé, Matilda Ziegler, Amy Hennig, Valery Salov, and Ronald D. Moore.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sergio Canavero ranks 4,320 out of 5,161Before him are Massimo Taibi (1970), Emanuele Giaccherini (1985), Gabriella Dorio (1957), Alex Meret (1997), Giorgio Di Centa (1972), and Augusto Paolo Lojudice (1964). After him are Eros Riccio (1977), Lorella Stefanelli (1959), Gigi Galli (1973), Eugenio Corini (1970), Ruben Buriani (1955), and Alessandro Birindelli (1974).


Among physicians born in Italy, Sergio Canavero ranks 38Before him are Abella (1400), Ugo Cerletti (1877), Giulio Bizzozero (1846), Giuseppe Pitrè (1841), Carlo Urbani (1956), and Giovanni Saldarini (1924). After him are Mathilde Krim (1926).