“A picture that did not at all reflect reality” : Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini

Neil Orman

In this video, Anna Nordbeck of Swedish Public Television (SVT) discusses her team’s research and findings that exposed the shortcomings of surgeon Paolo Macchiarini’s plastic tracheas, which killed almost all his patients.  She reflects on the role the Karolinska Institute played in his investigation and the challenges of building and maintaining a working relationship with Macchiarini, who denied he engaged in any misconduct. The SVT team was awarded the 2016 Gold Award in Television In-Depth Reporting for their work.