'Superstar doctor' fired from Swedish institute over research 'lies'

Paolo Macchiarini is alleged to have continued with new method of windpipe surgery despite it not working, with six of eight patients later dying Paolo Macchiarini pictured in 2008. His reputation began to suffer this year when a a documentary alleged he had used his patients as live guinea pigs. Photograph: Hospital Clinic of Barcelona/PA Paolo Macchiarini was once feted as a medical superstar, known as a trailblazer in the field of stem cell research who had revolutionised windpipe surgery and a personal doctor to VIPs – he claimed to have operated on everyone from Pope Francis to the...

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