• Claudia Di Bella

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours 

    Joint Replacement surgery

    Claudia Di Bella

    Claudia Di Bella

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Ms Claudia Di Bella is a European trained orthopaedic surgeon with full recognition in Australia by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and by the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

    Ms Di Bella has studied Medicine and Surgery at Bologna University, the first established University in Europe, graduating in 2002 with top marks "with honours". She has completed her orthopaedic training in 2007 at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, one of the world's most renowned orthopaedic hospitals. Her passion for the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours started there, where she had the privilege to work alongside the world's best tumour surgeons, with Prof Davide Donati as her mentor.

     

    Ms Di Bella has moved to Australia in 2009, where she has completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal tumors at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

    She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA).

     

    Ms Di Bella's focus on academic surgery and research have driven her to obtain a PhD in oncology and experimental pathology in 2012, with top marks.

    Ms Di Bella is a senior lecturer at University of Melbourne and is also very active in the field of clinical and tissue engineering research, which is highlighted by the impressive number of publications in peer reviewed journals and oral presentations at national and international conferences. Her main focus in basic science research is the use of 3D Bioprinting technologies and stem cells for the treatment of joint injuries and diseases, for which she has obtained numerous national research grants. She is currently appointed as research fellow at Melbourne University, where she is the leader of the Cartilage Regeneration Scheme, part of the Advanced Limb Reconstruction program.

    Professional memberships

    Ms Di Bella is member of:

    • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
    • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    • Australian Sarcoma Group (ASG)
    • Victorian Sarcoma Group (VSG)
    • Asia-Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (AP-MSTS)
    • International Society of Cartilage Regeneration (ICRS)
    • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
    • Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
    • International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS)
    • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS)

    Research Output

    Ms Di Bella is Editor Reviewer for Frontiers in Surgery and is a reviewer of multiple international journals, including Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials and ANZ Journal of Surgery.

    Ms Di Bella to date has more than 35 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals.

     

    List of publications, updated May 2017.

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