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Prof. Filardo Giuseppe


Date of Birth

MD specialized in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, PhD

Current assignment

Orthopaedic Researcher – Chief Research Advisor for Translational and Applied Orthopaedics

Title of qualification awarded
  • 2004:  Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, with honors (with maximum scores in all 54 exams and GPA 30/30 plus 27 honors).
  • 2009: Specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute-University of Bologna, with honors.
  • 2014: PhD on "Cartilage regenerative treatments" rated as "Excellent" at the University of Bologna.
Other qualifications awarded
  • Professor (Professore titolare) at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of USI - Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2018: Qualification at the Italian National Competition for the ranks of Associate and Full Professor (Sector 06/N1 Science of Helathcare Professions and Applied Medical Technologies)
  • 2017: Qualification at the Italian National Competition for the ranks of Associate and Full Professor (Sector 06/F4 Diseases of the Lomotor System and Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine)
  • President of the Cartilage Committee of the national society SIGASCOT and member of the Cartilage Committee of the European society ESSKA, Deputy-Chair of the Fellowship Committee of ICRS
  • Fellow member of ICRS since 2017, a senior and honorary membership status reserved to someone that has made a significant contribution to the field of cartilage repair and/or related regenerative medicine or to the society
  • Research fellow at the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center in Chicago (IL), USA, focusing on clinical research with Prof. Brian Cole; and at the Departments of Biochemistry Orthopedic Surgery & Internal Medicine (Section of Rheumatology), Rush University Medical Center, focusing on basic research in the orthopaedic field with Prof. Susan Chubinskaya
  • 3-time winner of the Fiorini prize for best University student at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna.
  • 2005: winner of the Rotary Prize for the best University graduate.
Positions held
  • 2018-21: Chief Research Advisor for Translational and Applied Orthopaedics
  • 2017-20: Researcher at the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit of the Regional Hospital of Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2014-17: Researcher and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Bologna – Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
  • 2010-14: Orthopaedic Researcher at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute and winner of research grants by the University of Bologna.
  • Italian: mother tongue.
  • English: excellent.
  • German: basic.

Familiar with writing and presentation programs.

Teaching activities

Lectures in the orthopaedic field for the University of Bologna and scientific societies.

Scientific activities
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of AJSM, JEO, BioMed Res Int, and OJSM journals
  • Reviewer for KSSTA, AJSM, and Cartilage Journals
  • Winner of the Best Reviewer Award 2015-16 of the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO)
  • Winner in 2016 of the Award "Una vita per la ricerca" in memory of Prof. Francesco Antonio Manzoli at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
  • Winner of international fellowships: SIGASCOT-GOTS in 2012 and Peterson-SANOFI ICRS in 2013
  • Author: most cited article of AJSM in 2009-2010, 5 leading articles of KSSTA Journal, best presentation at VII Ortomed Congress 2012
  • Winner of Start Cup CNR-Il Sole 24 Ore 2010, and Special Innovation Swiss Award 2011
  • Winner at the AAOS 2011 for the best scientific Exhibit and Award Cum Laude at the ICRS 2013 and 2015 for the best cartilage studies
  • Participant to several national and international research projects on orthopaedic biotechnologies: International Projects: TEMPLANT, OPHIS, BIO-COMET; National Projects: POR-FESR2007-2013, PRRU 2007-2009, PRRU2010-2012, FIRB2010, RF2007, RF2009, RF2010, RF2011
  • Grants won as collaborator:
    • RF-2011-02352638
    • RF-2009-1498841
    • RF-2010-2312173
  • Grants won as Principal Investigator:
    • ERA-NET Cofound Euronanomed III 2017 (8th ENM JTC) for the European Project NANO-SCORES (principal investigator and coordinator)
    • Finalized Research Grant 2016 GR-2016-02361990 "Treatment of osteoarthritis: a new strategy for a new etiopathology target from clinical application to research and back"
  • External Expert Advisory Board of BIO-CHIP European Project (2017)
  • Member of the multisociety panel GIMBE Evidence for Health in 2017 for recommendations development on viscosupplementation "Appropriatezza della viscosupplementazione nelle patologie osteoarticolari"
  • Presentations: 167 (95 in international conferences), among which 139 upon invitation (72 international)
  • Author of 302 articles on international journals (279 with impact factor), 20 on national journals, 46 book chapters, 39 published abstracts
  • H Index: Scopus 53; Google Scholar 65 – since 2014 (last 5 yrs) 55
  • Citations: Scopus: 9420; Google Scholar 14527 – since 2014 (last 5 yrs) 10193.
Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Regenerative medicine (biomaterials, mesenchymal stem cells and platelet growth factors) for the treatment of musculoskeletal tissues, in particular for the treatment of cartilage, meniscus, and tendon lesions.

Training events

Promotore/organizzatore dei seguenti eventi formativi.

Immagine locandina ICRS Focus Meeting (particolare)
ICRS Focus Meeting Ortho-Biologics
From the Laboratory to the Clinics: New Insight into Translational Research toward Bio-Orthopaedics
from Thursday - 6 October 2022 to Friday - 7 October 2022
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