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Michele Francesco Surace, MD, Professor, Chair of the Residency program in Orthopaedics and Trauma, Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Muskoloskeletal Pathology and Surgery and dean of the Physiotherapy School at the University of  Insubria, in Varese, Italy. He performed more than 3000 surgeries in the orthopaedic and trauma fields. His main interests are in primary and revision hip and knee resurfacing, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery both open and percutaneous/minimally invasive (PVP, PBK, percLID, etc) for degenerative and trauma as well as general trauma surgery. He has worked extensively in the field of biologic response to polyethylene as well as wear modes, bone formation/stimulation with BMPs, NGF and trkA presence and activity in spine and arthritis and pioneering research in NMDA and TRP channels activity in muskoloskeletal tissue. He has published extensively in all fields of orthopedic surgery and he is investigator in numerous clinical studies and has been involved in the development of many novel surgical techniques and devices/patents. He published over 150 papers in international journals and presented as many relations to international congresses. He has participated in several RCT, designed new techniques and surgical instrumentations holding patents in the field of orthopedic and trauma surgery. He has consulted for companies such as Stryker and Bayer. He has been teaching at the orthopedic and trauma residency program, medical school, nurse school and physical therapist school of the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy since May 2001. He graduated in Milan, Italy in 1996 took a clinical and research fellowship in Joint resurfacing at RUSH University (Chicago, IL, USA) with dr. J.O.Galante in 1998 and had his specialist degree in orthopedic and trauma surgery at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy in 2001. His Italian medical and specialty degrees were recognized by ECFMG. He is proficient in English (IELTS Academic 8 certified), French, Italian and has scholastic Spanish and German as well.