Maria Amalia Matamoros
Centro de Trasplante Hepatica y Cirugia Hepatobiliar, Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social
Dr. Matamoros is a transplant surgeon from Costa Rica. She received her MD and surgical training at the University of Costa Rica. Pursued further training at Kyoto University in Japan, Georg August-University in Germany, and La Fe Hospital in Valencia. In Costa Rica, developed the pediatric living liver transplant program with Kyoto University support and later expanded the program to adult patients. Dr. Matamoros was part of the Istambul Summit in 2008, where the scientific community created the Istambul Declaration. She worked in her home country to let the medical authorities and government know the Declaration of Istambul and follow the international community's ethical principles. Dr. Matamoros got her master's degree in Bioethics from the National University in Costa Rica in 2017. And she has been part of the First and Second Bioethics Forum of the Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Society, STALYC, participated in the education of investigators and prosecutors in meetings of the UNODC about human trafficking also participated in the Vatican workshop on organ trafficking. She is part of the DICG Board of Council since 2020 and is the President-Elect of STALYC 2022-2024.
Also, Dr. Matamoros worked for a long time developing transplant programs in the Region, improving their weakest areas.