Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli di Bologna

Via Di Barbiano 1/10
Via Pupilli, 1
Bologna, BO, 40136


Chief Director of Orthopaedic Department
Stefano Bonarelli, MD – Director: Department of Specialized Orthopedics – Anesthesia-resuscitation and Intensive care – Anesthesia and intensive post-surgery therapy
Stefano Zaffagnini, MD – Director: Complex Orthopedic- 2nd Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic – Sports Traumatology Excellence Centre
Casare Faldini, MD – Director 1st Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic
Davide Maria Donati, MD – Director 3rd Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Clinic prevalently Oncologic
Technical Director Unit of Orthopaedic Pathology and Osteoarticular Tissue Regeneration

Mario Cavalli, MD

Hospital’s Mission
Research, Clinical Assistance, Teaching in Orthopaedics

Year Founded

Hospital Type

University Affiliations
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna

UNI EN ISO 9001:200, Italian National Health System Accreditation

Hospital Awards/Recognitions
IRCCS-Scientific Research Hospital

Leadership Appointments

Number of Orthopaedic Residents

Length of Residency
5 years

Number of Orthopaedic Fellows
50 (10 for 5 years)

Length of Fellowship
3 months to 2 years

Fellowship Categories

Is CME required in your country?
Yes. We are equired to fulfill all professional requirements of CME.

Does your hospital/center conduct CME programs?
Yes – 35

Average Number of Peer Reviewed Articles Published Annually

Number of Beds

Number of Active Medical Staff (MDs)

Orthopaedic Surgeons – 81
Rheumatologists – 7
Physiatrists – 7
Radiologists – 14
Anesthesiologists – 30
Chemotherapists – 5

Number of Scientists

Type of Research
Sport Medicine
Muscular-skeletal Oncology;
Reconstructive prosthetic surgery;
Computer-aided medicine;
Muscoloskeletal regenerative medicine;
General orthopedics and traumatology;
Medical orthopedic pathology.

Average Amount of Grant Funding Received Annually

3 million euro

Number of Full Time Employees

Number of Operating rRooms

Number of Orthopaedic Surgeries
Ambulatory – 1,984
Inpatient – 10,552

Number of Outpatient Visits to Orthopaedists, Rheumatologists, and Other Medical Services