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Luis Chiozza

Doctor Luis Chiozza, born in Buenos Aires in 1930, has had a fruitful career since he graduated as a Medical Physician in 1955. Not only has he influenced psychoanalytic thought in Argentina but abroad as well, mainly in Perugia where he is Honorary President of the Istituto di Ricerca Psicosomatica-Psicoanalitica Arminda Aberastury.

He is a Member to the Editorial Board of Neuro-Psychoanalysis, an Interdisciplinary Journal for Psychoanalysis and Neurosciences published by International University Press Inc. and Member of the Advisory Committee of Analytic Psychotherapy and Psychopathology, a review published by the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Rome. In Milano, he is a Member of the Seminar Promotion Committe, at Istituto di Psicologia, Facolta Medica, Universita degli Studi di Milano and a Member of the International Consulting Committee of the Rivista della Societa Italiana di Antropologia Medica.

His teaching experience dates back as far as 1971 as Professor, tenured at the Institute of Psychoanalisis at the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, where he is Training Analyst; in addition to holding the Chair of Psychology at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires.

At present, he is Head Director of Centro Weizsaecker de Consulta Medica (Weizsaecker Center for Medical Consultation) which he founded in 1972, he is also the Head Director of the Teaching and Research Institute. He was also Founder Member of Centro de Investigacion en Psicoanalisis y Medicina Psicosomatica (CIMP) and of the Fundacion para el Estudio Psicosomatico del Enfermo Organico (FEPSEO) (Foundation for the Psychosomatic Study of the Organic Patient) which today is called Fundacion Luis Chiozza.

In 1996, he was awarded the Konex Prize in Psychoanalysis by the Konex foundation, a prize awarded in this field every 10 years in recognition to the Argentines who have become known for their work and research in Argentina and abroad.

His publications, of over ten books, cover a wide range of topics dealing with the meanings of organic disorders and their vicissitudes from the psychoanalytic point of view as well as his contributions to the theory of the Psychoanlytic Technique.