• Claudia Di Bella

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours

    Hip and Knee Joint Replacement surgery

    Claudia Di Bella

    Claudia Di Bella


    Ms Claudia Di Bella is an academic orthopaedic surgeon in Melbourne, with main focus in joint arthroplasty and bone and soft tissue tumors.

    Ms Di Bella 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 faculty member of the Academic Surgery section at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

    Ms Di Bella is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, with an 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.

    Ms Di Bella is the group leader of the Cartilage Regeneration Program of Research within the department of surgery at the University of Melbourne.

    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)
    • Section of Academic Surgery (RACS)

    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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