Pietro Ruggieri

Full Professor

Telefono: +39 3333266234

Phone lab: +39 0498213372



Medical Degree  12-16-1982 with 110/110 cum laude.
Board of Orthopedics
07-13-1987 with 70/70 cum laude.
Ph.D. in Oncology

University scholarship Grants and Awards

  • Ministry of  Public Instruction (at University of Bologna) from 1982 to 1987;
  • C.N.R.(Italy)/N.C.I.(U.S.A.) grant in 1987;
  • Arienti Award( Institute Gaetano Pini- Milano)  1992;
  • EMSOS Award for best lecture May 2008, Warsaw: “Resection of sacral chordoma: an analysis of 56 cases from the Istituto Rizzoli  and presentation of a new modified technique”
  • EFORT Award for best lecture June 2011, Copenhagen: “Teleangiectatic Osteosarcoma”.
  • SIOT Award 2011, Rimini: “Distal femur reconstruction with modular prostheses: analysis of survival of implants”.
  • EFORT Award for the Best paper June 2012, Berlin with the paper: “Post radiation sarcoma: A single institutional experience on 52 cases”.
  • Erwin Morscher Award 2014  by EFORT Society, with  the Honorary Lecture in London EFORT 2014, June 5th: “Progresses of Musculoskeletal Oncology In the last decades and future perspectives”.
  • EFORT Award for the Best Poster, June 2016 Genève: “Total Humeral Prosthetic Reconstruction for Bone Tumors. A Report of 14 Cases”
  • Visiting Professor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota USA, from 7th September to 13th September 2015 for Lectures, Lessons, Discussion of Clinical cases, a tour of Research Laboratories and Meeting with Chairman and Directors
  • Visiting Professor at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of University of Hong Kong from 3rd to 8th November 2016 for Lectures, Lessons, Discussion of Clinical cases, a tour of Research Laboratories and Meeting with Chairman and Directors

Stages and fellowships

  • 1987  University of Florida, Gainesville;
  • 1987 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York;
  • 1987 Hospital for Special Surgery, New York;
  • 1992 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, M.N.;
  • 1993 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, M.N.;
  • 1994  Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano;
  • 1994 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, M.N.;
  • 1995 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, M.N.;
  • 1996 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, M.N.


Surgical Activity:more than 4.000 surgical procedures performed in orthopedics, with special regard to the field of musculoskeletal oncology.

  • From 2/1/1989 to 10/1/2001 Researcher at University of Bologna, Dept. Of Orthopedics, working as staff surgeon at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli. 
  • From 10/1/2001 to November 2005 Confirmed Researcher at the University of Bologna, Department of Orthopedics.
  • From June 2004 to October 2015 Head of Prosthetic Reconstructive Surgery in Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Bologna, Istituto Rizzoli.
  • From November 2005 to October 2015 Professor of Orthopaedics.    
  • From May 2011 to November 2012 acting  Director of IV Department of Orthopaedics, University of Bologna, Istituto Rizzoli.
  • From November 2012 to November 2013 Head of Prosthetic Reconstructive Surgery in Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Bologna, Istituto Rizzoli, 3rd Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic.
  • Since October 1st 2015 Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology at the University of Padova.
  • Since 1st October 2016 Director of Residency Program - Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Padova.
  • Since 16th January 2017 Director of the Scientific Center for Research of Musculoskeletal Tumors "Mario Mercuri" at the Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology of University of Padova.

Main fields or research: Musculoskeletal Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, Prostheses in Musculoskeletal Oncology

Publications: Author of more than 800 scientific papers on National or International Journals, over 390 of these on PubMed, Citation Hirsch Index 46, I 10-Index of 168.

Congresses and Meetings: He has been speaker, lecturer or moderator in more than 600 national or international congresses, or scientific meetings

Reviewer for the following Journals:

JBJS(Br), CORR, Orthopedics, Cancer, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Member of the SIOT (National Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology), ISG (Italian Sarcoma Group), CIOSM (Italian Club of Musculoskeletal Oncology), EMSOS (European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society), EFORT (European Federation of Orthopedics and Traumatology), CTOS (Connective Tissue Oncology Society), EBJIS (European Bone and Join Infection Society), SICOT (Société International de Chirurgie Ortopédique et Traumatologie), International Affiliate Member of the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery), ISTA (International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty), ISS (International Skeletal Society), MSTS (Musculoskeletal Tumor Society).

Currently Member of CIOSM (Italian Club of Musculoskeletal Oncology) and CIO (Italian Club of Osteosyntheis) Board.

Since September 2011 to September 2013, President of ISOLS (International Society of Limb Salvage).

Currently, Past President and Membership Chair of ISOLS.

Co-director of the Subspecialty of Tumors for the SICOT, and Scientific Coordinator for Basic Science and Orthopedics for the EFORT.

Since October 2016, member of MSTS Membership Committee.

Since January 2017, member of SIOT Ethics Committee.

Since September 2017, Vice-Chair of MSTS Specialty Day Committee.

Since May 2018, Vice President of EMSOS.

Since May 2018, member of EFORT Board and EFORT Ethics Committee.

Andrea Angelini, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Giulia Trovarelli, Stefano Ferrari, Piero Picci, Pietro Ruggieri (2016). Telangiectatic osteosarcoma: a review of 87 cases. JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol. 142, p. 2197-2207, doi: 10.1007/s00432-016-2210-8

Elisa Pala, Giulia Trovarelli, Teresa Calabrò, Andrea Angelini, Caterina N Abati, Pietro Ruggieri (2015). Survival of modern knee tumor megaprostheses: failures, functional results, and a comparative statistical analysis. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol. 473, p. 891-899, Pubmed: 24874116, doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3699-2

Angelini A, Drago G, Trovarelli G, Calabrò T, Ruggieri P. (2014). Infection after surgical resection for pelvic bone tumors: An analysis of 270 patients from one institution tumor. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol. 472, p. 349-359, ISSN: 0009-921X, doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3250-x

F. Mavrogenis, A. Angelini, G. Drago, B. Merlino, P. Ruggieri (2013). Survival analysis of patients with chondrosarcomas of the pelvis. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol. 108, p. 19-27, ISSN: 0022-4790, doi: 10.1002/jso.23351

Ferrari S, Ruggieri P, Cefalo G, Tamburini A, Capanna R, Fagioli F, Comandone A, Bertulli R, Bisogno G, Palmerini E, Alberghini M, Parafioriti A, Linari A, Picci P, Bacci G. (2012). Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Methotrexate, Cisplatin, and Doxorubicin With or Without Ifosfamide in Nonmetastatic Osteosarcoma of the Extremity: An Italian Sarcoma Group Trial ISG/OS-1. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol. 30, p. 2112-2118, ISSN: 0732-183X, doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.38.4420

Andrea Angelini, Giovanni Guerra, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Elisa Pala, Piero Picci, Pietro Ruggieri (2012). Clinical outcome of central conventional chondrosarcoma. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol. 106, p. 929-937, Pubmed: 22649023, doi: 10.1002/jso.23173

Eric R Henderson, John S Groundland, Elisa Pala, Jeremy A Dennis, Rebecca Wooten, David Cheong, Reinhard Windhager, Rainer I Kotz, Mario Mercuri, Philipp T Funovics, Francis J Hornicek, H Thomas Temple, Pietro Ruggieri, G Douglas Letson (2011). Failure mode classification for tumor endoprostheses: retrospective review of five institutions and a literature review. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, vol. 93(5), p. 418-429, Pubmed: 21368074, doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00834

Pietro Ruggieri, Andrea Angelini, Giuseppe Ussia, Maurizio Montalti, Mario Mercuri (2010). Surgical margins and local control in resection of sacral chordomas. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol. 468, p. 2939-2947, Pubmed: 20635173, doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1472-8

Pietro Ruggieri, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Roberto Casadei, Costantino Errani, Andrea Angelini, Teresa Calabrò, Elisa Pala, Mario Mercuri (2010). Protocol of surgical treatment of long bone pathological fractures. INJURY, vol. 41(11), p. 1161-1167, Pubmed: 20947077, doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2010.09.018

Pietro Ruggieri, Franklin H Sim, Jeffrey R Bond, K Krishnan Unni (1994). Malignancies in fibrous dysplasia. CANCER, vol. 73(5), p. 1411–1424, Scopus: 2-s2.0-0028326277