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Rocca Michele, MD


Date of Birth


Current assignment

Alta Specialità: Biomaterials in the reconstruction of thoracic and abdominal wall in oncological surgery

Title of qualification awarded

1981: Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna

Other qualifications awarded

Board in General Surgery, University of Bologna
Board in Othopaedics and Traumatology, University of Bologna

Positions held

Since 1990 medical staff in General Surgery at the Rizzoli Institute


Fluent English 


Good knowledge of most office software including competence in elaboration of images and a good basic knowledge of statistics.

Teaching activities

Contract professor at the University of Bologna in: Since 2006: Degree in Orthopaedic Techniques
1992/93: Postgraduate School Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1990-1995: School of Higher Education for Medical Illustrators

Scientific activities

Author or Co-author of more than 70 papers on PubMed
Lecturer or co-lecturer at numerous national and international meetings

Clinical and/or Scientific interests

He treats chest wall, abdominal wall and retroeritoneal sarcomas;  lung metastases from bone and soft tissue sarcomas. He offers specialized consultancy for thoracic and abdominal approaches in spine malformations and in spine post-traumatic surgery and for stabilization of the mobile flaps of the thoracic wall and for complex fractures of the pelvis.