Orthopaedic surgeon and researcher focusing on clinical and basic 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, 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. 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 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), and BioMed Research International Journal. Reviewer for Cartilage and KSSTA Journals. Participant to several National and International research projects on orthopaedic biotechnologies. Author of more than 300 articles and book chapters; H index: 53 (Scopus).