Francesca Vannini, MD (Foot & Ankle Orthopedics)

I Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy

Dr. Vannini is an orthopedic surgeon at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy. She completed her medical school in Bologna with full marks. She then participated in a residency rotation at the Department for Foot & Ankle Surgery of Union Memorial Hospital in the US to focus on Foot & Ankle surgery and research. Dr. Vannini also completed her PhD degree in Biotechnology (Cartilage repair) at the University of Bologna in 2004. Dr. Vannini has been appointed as a tutor and a university lecturer at the Podiatrist University of Bologna since 2004.

Dr. Vannini participated in national and international meetings organization as part of the scientific committee. She presented over 300 podium, posters and scientific exhibits at the “American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons” and international and national meetings.

Dr. Vannini is member of AOFAS (American Foot & Ankle Society), ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), EFAS (European Foot & Ankle Society), SIOT (Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia), SICP (Società Italiana della Caviglia e del Piede), SIGASCOT (Società Italiana di Chirurgia del Ginocchio, Artroscopia, Sport, Cartilagine e Tecnologie Ortopediche).

Dr. Vannini was awarded with the European Foot & Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship, the AOFAS Travelling Fellowship, the ICRS Travelling Fellowship and the ESSKA travelling fellowship.

Dr. Vannini authored or co-authored over 200 scientific book chapters, papers published in Science Citation Index journals and papers published in other national or international scientific journals. She is a also reviewer of national and international journals, including Foot and Ankle International and American Journal Sports Medicine.

Dr. Vannini’s main field of research and clinical practice are cartilage repair and foot & ankle orthopedics.