Doctor Mauro Dalla Torre graduated in Medicine and Surgery at University of Padua (Italy) in 1991. He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Padua in 1996 followed in 2006 by a residency in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation at the same university. Author of more than 40 papers. He is ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) instructor since 2010.
From 1992 to 1998, he has been working as liver transplant surgeon in the Liver Transplant Unit in Padua. During that period, he spent a year in the main liver transplant centres in US (Pittsburgh, New York, Miami) as visiting surgeon. In 2005, he joined the ICRC as general surgeon, working in conflict areas (Afghanistan, Darfur, South Sudan, Kenya, Libya, Iraq, Gaza Strip, Somalia, Congo, Eritrea, Caucasian region Mali, CAR, Uganda, Libya, Chad and Kyrgyzstan).From 2011 to 2015 he was Regional Surgeon for Africa in charge of the ICRC surgical programs in the continent.
Currently, he is the Medical Advisor for the Weapon Contamination Unit (WeC) at the HQ in Geneva. He is Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) instructor. He is in charge to develop the health strategy for Hazmat threat (conventional and CBRN components) for the WeC Unit.