Orthopaedic surgeon and researcher focusing on clinical and preclinical research on cartilage treatments at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, and at the Ospedale Civico di Lugano, Switzerland. Professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at USI – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland. Specialized in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy. Research fellow at the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center in Chicago (IL), USA. Traveling fellow in the SIGASCOT-GOTS fellowship and in the Peterson-SANOFI ICRS fellowship. PhD on “cartilage regenerative treatments” at the Bologna University. President of the Cartilage and Regenerative Medicine Committee of the Italian Society SIAGASCOT. Member of the Orthobiologic Initiative of ESSKA. Deputy Co-Chair of the “Fellowship, Scholarship & Research Grant Committee” of ICRS. Member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO), Joints journal and BioMed Research International journal. Reviewer for Cartilage and KSSTA journals. Participant in several National and International research projects on orthopaedic biotechnologies. Author of 400 articles and book chapters; H index: 56 (Scopus).