Giuseppe Orlando, MD, PhD
Giuseppe Orlando, MD, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow, is a transplant surgeon scientist, specializing in kidney and pancreas transplantation, and abdominal organ bioengineering and regeneration.
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 renal, small bowel and endocrine pancreas bioengineering and regeneration research. The main goal for future investigations is to bioengineer and implant in humans renal organoids that are able to exert the proper physiological renal function, as well as pancreatic islets or insulin-producing cells and segments of small bowel. The ability to produce kidneys, insulin-producing cells and small bowel from patient's own cells will revolutionize transplant medicine.
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 organ bioengineering and regeneration and transplant immunology, respectively.
Dr. Orlando has authored more than 120 research papers, review articles, and book chapters. He is currently preparing - as editor in chief - a book on organ transplantation and regenerative medicine which is destined to set a new standard in transplant and regenerative medicine literature and to become a referral work for the future generations of specialists of both fields.
He is a member of numerous transplant oriented societies and am on the board and act as a regular reviewer for a number of relevant journals.