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 medicine.

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.

Last Updated: 01-30-2017
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