Giuseppe Orlando, MD, PhD
Giuseppe Orlando, MD, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow, is
a transplant surgeon scientist, specializing in kidney and pancreas
transplantation, and organ bioengineering, regeneration and repair.
Dr. Orlando's main achievements have been in the
field of steroid-free immunosuppression, immunosuppression minimization,
clinical tolerance after liver transplantation, and the development of
platforms for the bioengineering, regeneration and repair of abdominal organs
and face subunits. His research aims at developing platforms for the
bioengineering of transplantable organs, and at developing therapies to enhance
the innate ability of the human body to repair and regenerate itself after
damage. His work was acknowledged with the 2017 Rising Star in Transplantation
Award bestowed by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
He originally hails from Rome, Italy, where he
grew up, matriculated, attended medical school, and received training in
general surgery and transplantation. He also participated in fellowships within
Paris and Brussels. 2006-2008, he was a practicing transplant surgeon at the
University of L'Aquila in Italy. 2008-2011, he received and implemented the
distinguished Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, for which he spent
2 years at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (Winston Salem,
USA) and one year at the Transplant Research Immunology Group (Oxford, UK),
specializing in regenerative medicine and transplant immunology, respectively.
Dr. Orlando has authored more than 200 research
papers, review articles, and book chapters. His books “Regenerative Medicine
Technologies Applied to Organ Transplantation” and “Kidney Transplantation,
Bioengineering and Regeneration” bridge organ transplantation to regenerative
He is a member of numerous transplant oriented
societies and is on the board and acts as a regular reviewer for a number of
relevant journals and funding agencies.