Stefano Zaffagnini, MD degree from the University of Bologna in Oct 17 1987, with 110/110 cum laude. Specialization in “Orthopaedics and Traumatology” from the University of Bologna in Jul 15 1992, with 70/70 cum laude. He works as 1st assistant orthopaedic surgeon in the Sports Traumatology Dept. of Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy) since 24/07/1997. From 2008 he is coordinator of the “Sports Traumatology Excellence Centre” of Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy). From 1/05/2016 to 31/05/2017 he was Head of Orthopaedics of Department Rizzoli Sicilia – Bagheria.
From 2017 March 15th he is Head of II Clinic – Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy). Surgery as the first surgeon to November 2017: over n. 9000. From 1991 to 2018 he pubblished 279 articles on international journals (263 with impact factor).
He was editor of 14 books, associate author of 66 book’s chapters, 6 monograph’s chapters and 8 videos.
He works as researcher in Biomechanics Laboratory of Codivilla-Putti Reserch Institute (Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli – Bologna, Italy). He take and took part in a lot of research project promoted by Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy), Italian Health Ministry and European Community.
He is member of the scientific committee of:
I.S.A.K.O.S. (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports medicine); S.I.G.A.S.C.O.T. (Società Italiana Ginocchio Artroscopia Sport Cartilagine e Tecnologie Ortopediche).
S.I.C.S.e G. (Società Italiana Chirurgia Spalla e Gomito)
He was member of the cartilage committee of E.S.S.K.A. (European Society of Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy) from 2006 to 2008, and he is the chairman of the arthoscopy committee of E.S.S.K.A. from 2008 to 2010. He is designated as Scientific Chairman of the 14th, 15th & 16th E.S.S.K.A. Congress. From August 2009 he is a member of the “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group”.
He is designated as Scientific Co- Chairman of the 11th I.S.A.K.O.S Congress
He is member of ESSKA Sport Committee 2014 – 2016.From April 2016 he is Full Professor in “Orthopaedics and Traumatology” at Faculty of Medicine. – University of Bologna. He was chairman of SIGASCOT society from September 2014 to September 2016.