Dr Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD, graduated in Medicine in Spain in 1988. He followed postgraduate studies in Epidemiology and Public Health, and completed the speciality programs in Family Medicine and then in Orthopedics. His activity has been devoted to spine surgery, and he completed a PhD degree with a thesis on biomechanical evaluation of a novel anterior spine fusion method. Since 2003 he moved to Italy where he joined the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi Research Hospital (the most relevant orthopedic and spine institution in Italy) and became a Head of Division in 2013. Currently he co-Chairs with Claudio Lamartina MD the GSpine Spine Surgery Division at Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan (I).
Bronek Boszczyk is the former Head of Service of the Centre for Spinal Disorders and Surgery of Nottingham University Hospitals and current Visiting Professor at Notting- ham Trent University. His particular interest interest and expertise lies in complex reconstructive surgery of the entire spine including advanced anterior approach- es in adult deformity. Further interests include adult and paediatric trauma and advanced tumour conditions. He is a Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal and former AOSpine European Board member.
David Choi graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1989 with a first class BA degree in Medical Sciences, and studied clinical medicine in Edinburgh (MBChB 1992). He trained in general surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and underwent specialist neurosurgical training at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences, Atkinson Morley’s hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. He obtained a PhD in neuroregeneration, and was awarded the Hallett Prize medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. His clinical interests include complex spine surgery, spinal tumours, spinal trauma, degenerative spinal conditions, skull base tumours, skull base endoscopy, and craniocervical junction surgery. He holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and was awarded a prestigious research grant from the European Research Council in 2009.
Alessandro Gasbarrini is Medical Doctor at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy) Department of Oncological and Degenerative Spine Surgery
Patents and Designs:
- Hip replacement for use after major bone loss from the proximal femur- Shoulder replacement for use after major bone loss from the proximal humerus- Insole with weight-bearing cells to measure the weight load on the leg (Caricostop)
- Device for protection of neural structures during Vertebrectomy
- Vertebral pedicle screw stabilisation system.
Assistant Professor at the School of Specialisation in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Catholic University, Rome
- about 200 publications on scientific journals
- more than 100 participations to International and National Meetings
Clinical and/or Scientific interests:
Orthopedic oncology with particular focus on spinal oncology, Degenerative spine pathology, Biological and Mini-Invasive Spinal Reconstruction
Principal Investigator of 10 Clinical studies at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Henry Halm is specialist for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery. He works on the development of various spine systems for correction and stabilization of spinal deformities and instabilities. Professor Halm is head of the Department of Spinal Surgery and Scoliosis in Neustadt in Holstein, Germany.
Dr. D. J. Jeszenszky PhD, Chief of Spine Surgery, Schulthess Klinik, Spine Center, Zuerich, Switzerland.
Dr. Jeszenszky has extensively trained all aspects of pediatric and adult spine surgery in Bad Wildungen/Germany, and in Karlsbad/Langensteinbach. From 1999-2004 he was Head of Spine Unit, Department of Orthopeadic Surgery, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, Switzerland. Since 2004, he is Head of the Spine Unit of Schulthess Clinic Zurich.
Along with other experts in the field he organizes Advance Deformity Meetings, which take place every alternate year in Europe. His research activities and special interests concern the surgery of deformities of the growing spine and the surgery of tumors and trauma of the occipitocervical region.
Claudio Lamartina is the Director of Spinal Surgery at the Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi and EFM Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Milan. His extensive experience and interest includes all forms of spinal deformity surgery as well as advanced degenerative spine surgery. He is particularly experi- enced in the treatment of adult deformity, spondylolisthesis and revision surgery. Further professional commitments include being a Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal and AOSpine European Board Chairman.
Hugues Pascal-Moussellard (MD, PhD), is the head of department of Orthopaedic surgery at « la Pitié-Salpetrière » teaching hospital, in Paris (France).
Born in Marseille, he completed his medical degrees in this town. After he did a residency in orthopaedic surgery, he decided to specialize in spine surgery after a fellowship with J. sénégas in Bordeaux. He spent some years in the Martinique teaching Hospital (French West Indies), and some months as a surgeon visitor in BNI (VKH Sonntag, Phoenix) and in New York (JP Farcy).
He joined the team of « la pitié Salpetriere » in 2004, graduated professor in 2008, and became the head of the department in 2014.
This department (73 beds) is historically a « spine department », founded by R Roy-Camille (who performed the first pedicular screw), All kind of adult spine surgery are performed in this Hopsital (deformities, degenerative, tumor, trauma). The hospital is also a polytrauma center.
The team is composed of 3 senior spine surgeons, 3 fellows and 7 residents. There are also, 2 senior surgeons specialized in lower limb and sport surgery (with 3 others fellows) and one surgeon who performs septic bone and joint surgery.
We performe about 1200 scheduled spine surgeries per year and 700 emergency cases (trauma..).
The department is part of the medical university Pierre et Marie Curie and developped a close collaboration with the ICM (brain and spinal cord institute), as Pr Pascal-Moussellard is a member of Pr Cl. Wyart team, spezialized in optogenetic, and who work on spinal cord in zebra fish.
We also have close collaborations with the biomechanics department of the ENSAM school and , and the department of biomaterials in Nantes University.
Professor Klaus-Dieter Schaser is since June 2015 the Medical Director of the University Centre of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the University Hospital Dresden. His special topics and expertise are the care of severely injured multiple trauma patients, incl. reconstructive surgery of the pelvis / acetabulum and complex extremity trauma, the complete surgical treatment of spinal trauma and degenerative spinal surgery and also musculoskeletal tumor surgery.