Orthopaedic surgeon and researcher focusing on clinical and basic research on cartilage treatments at the University of Bologna and Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, and at the Ospedale Civico di Lugano, Switzerland. Specialized in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy). Research fellow at Rush Cartilage Restoration Center in Chicago (IL), USA. Traveling fellow in SIGASCOT-GOTS fellowship and in Peterson-SANOFI ICRS fellowship. PhD on “cartilage regenerative treatments” at Bologna University. Vice-president of the Cartilage Committee of the Italian Society SIGASCOT. Member of the Cartilage Committee of ESSKA. Deputy Co-Chair of the “Fellowship Committee” of ICRS. Deputy editor of the Joints Journal (official journal of the Italian society SIGASCOT). Member of the Editorial Board of Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM) and BioMed Research International Journal. Reviewer for AJSM, JEO, Cartilage, and KSSTA Journals. Participant to several National and International research projects on orthopaedic biotechnologies. Author of more than 250 articles and book chapters; H index: 53.