Professor Maurizio Salvadori received his degree in 1968 from the University of Florence. In 1971 he became assistant professor at the Renal Unit of Careggi University Hospital in Florence and was nominated to be Professor of Nephrology at the University of Florence. In 1991, with the beginning of the transplant activity, he was nominated chief of the Renal Transplant Department. Over the last 20 years he focused his clinical and scientific interest on new immunosuppressive drugs in transplantation. He took part in several international trials often being the top enroller and the first name in the international published papers. Among these, he studied the enteric coated mycophenolate sodium and FTY 720, both published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Recently he studied everolimus, his findings were published in Transplantation. Professor Salvadori is author of more than 600 papers.