Prof. Sandro Giannini

Date of birth: 11/08/1944
Full Professor of Musculoskeletal Diseases.
Current Assignment:
Director of Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica II, , Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.
Director of the postgraduate School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Università di Bologna.
Director of the Graduate Course in Podoiatry Director of the Dept. of Human Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology, Università di Bologna.
Title of qualification awarded and other qualifications awarded:
Master Degree in Medicine, Università di Pisa (1971)
Specialization in Ortopaedics and Traumatology, Università di Pisa (1974)
Specialization in Rehabilitative Medicine, Università di Firenze (1977)
Specialization in Sport Medicine, Università di Roma (1978)
Work experiences (Occupation or position held):
Research fellow at Università degli Studi di Pisa dal1974 al 1983
Research fellow at Università di Bologna dal 1983 al 1989
Full professor of Musculoskeletal Diseases at Università di Bologna since 1989.
From 1990 to 2008 Director of the Postgraduate School of Rehabilitative medicine, at Università di Bologna
Teaching activities:
Professor of Musculoskeletal diseases at Bologna University:
School of Medicine,
Post-grad School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology,
Postgraduate School of Rehabilitative Medicine,
BD in Podoiatry.
Scientific Activities:
He coordinates institutional projects of research.
He coordinates funded projects from industry.
He has participated as partner to various projects from the European Commission Programmes
He is author of about 600 Congress presentations, of 45 book chapters, 3 books, 4 patents, and of 400 papers on indexed International journals.
He is inventor of the following Patents "A prosthetic device for human articulations, in particular for the ankle articulation" (Italia, PCT, USA, EPO) e “An improved orthopaedic device” (Italia, PCT) and “flat-foot reabsorbable endorthesis” (Italia).
He is member of the International Society of Foot & Ankle Surgery: AOFAS (America Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society), EFAS (European Foot & Ankle Society) , IFFAS (International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies) as well as orthopeadic surgery and research: AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), EFORT (European Federation of Orthopaedic Research Societies, ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society).
Honorary member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons e Brasilian Society of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Editor –in-Chief of:
“Foot Diseases” “Foot and Ankle Surgery” “Musculoskeletal Surgery”
Head of Division of Orthopaedic Surgery of Trauma on Sphera medical journal.
Clinical and/or Scientific interests :
Foot & ankle surgery, shoulder surgery, Computer Assisted Surgery, minimally invasive and biological prostheses, biological reconstruction with tissue engineering and joint transplants

Prof. Sandro Giannini
Tel. 051 583217