Dr. Pietramaggiori, plastic surgeon in Lausanne
Medical training and research
Dr. Giorgio Pietramaggiori received his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Padua, Italy. He then did his PhD in Tissue Engineering while working at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University in Boston.
Plastic Surgery Training
Dr. Pietramaggiori has trained in plastic surgery in Switzerland, between the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and Lausanne (CHUV), where he was chief of clinic in plastic surgery for two years.
In the aftermath of his training, in order to further his specialization and knowledge, he visited several internationally renowned experts in the field of plastic surgery and migraine besides peripheral nerve surgery.
Publications and inventions
Dr. Pietramaggiori is a researcher and inventor. Dr. Pietramaggiori has numerous scientific publications. He has participated in the writing of an article in the most prestigious medical journal "New England Journal of Medicine". He is the author of several international patents. He has also written several chapters in plastic surgery books, including a chapter in the reference book "Plastic Surgery" 3rd edition, 2013 (BMA Medical Book Awards 1st Prize Award Winner in Surgical Specialties).
Among his inventions, he has developed a new surface for breast implants that addresses a number of problems with current silicone implants.
International Academic Recognition
Dr. Pietramaggiori has been invited several times to various countries around the world to present his research. He has been awarded with prestigious prizes, such as the 3M-fellowship award granted by the American Wound Healing Society and the Young Investigator Award granted by the European Tissue Repair Society.
Professors Orgill (Plastic surgery, Harvard Medical school) and Murray (Plastic surgery, Harvard Medical school, Nobel laureate for the first human organ transplant) wanted to reward his innovative approach, by nominating him to the TR35, the annual list published by the MIT Technology Review, which celebrates the 35 most innovative people of the year, aged under 35.
National Academic Recognition
His dedication to teaching has led him to tutor more than 25 medical students' doctoral and master's theses from diverse backgrounds. In 2013 he was appointed Privat Docent at the University of Lausanne. Since 2019 Dr. Pietramaggiori is Visiting Professor at the University of Padua in Italy for the teaching of cosmetic surgery and peripheral nerve surgery and migraines.
Dr. Pietramaggiori organizes international courses to teach fellow surgeons the principles of aesthetic surgery, peripheral nerve and migraine surgery, and hyaluronic acid injection techniques.
Dr. Pietramaggiori is invited as a visiting professor in the most important plastic surgery centers to present his innovative approach in plastic surgery and research.
Dr. Pietramaggiori is one of the main opinion leaders in the field of new minimally invasive approaches to plastic surgery and contributes to new technology development and dissemination in order to improve surgical outcomes and decrease risks. He has been interviewed by several national and international newspapers, radio and television due to his highly specialized discoveries and surgeries.
Dr. Pietramaggiori's certifications include the American Medical Boards (USMLE), the European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (EBOPRAS) and the Swiss board of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery (FMH).
Dr. Pietramaggiori participates in volunteer plastic surgery missions around the world, for example in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake, where he developed a wound care kit for injured patients at the cost of one dollar for the World Bank. He participates with a group of colleagues from South Korea and Dr. Scherer in an annual mission to Uzbekistan to help the population and train local doctors in the principles of reconstructive plastic surgery. He is actively involved in various charity events and has run the Boston Marathon three times in support of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Foundation.
Dr. Pietramaggiori is a member of the Swiss Society of Plastic Surgery (SSCPRE), American Peripheral nerve society (ASPN), and the European board of plastic and reconstructive surgery (EBOPRAS).
Italian (mother tongue), English and French
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