Professor Cosimo De Bari is a clinically active rheumatologist and a translational scientist with expertise in musculoskeletal regenerative medicine and arthritis pathophysiology. He has a long-standing interest and track record in the study of joint health and disease, with a focus on osteoarthritis and cell-based therapies for cartilage repair.
Cosimo graduated in Medicine (summa cum laude) from the University of Bari (Italy), where he underwent specialist training in Rheumatology. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leuven (Belgium). In 2003 Cosimo moved to King’s College London, where in 2005 he was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Since 2007 Cosimo holds a clinical chair in Translational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen.
Cosimo is the founder and director of the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (ACAMH – http://www.abdn.ac.uk/acamh/), leads the Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, and is deputy director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre and the EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology at Aberdeen.