Professor Bruno Bernardini is the Neurological Rehabilitation Unit Director in Humanitas Research Hospital.

Medical areas of interest:
Rehabilitation in acute-subacute phase of disabled patients for neurological diseases (stroke, cranial-encephalic and medullary trauma, tumours of the nervous system, neuropathies). Hospital risk of fragile elderly patients. Orthogeriatrics.

Research areas of interest:
Post-operative rehabilitation indicators and process-outcome measures for patient prognostic stratification and clinical performance evaluation.

He is the coordinator of a multicentre study for the application of process-outcome indicators in rehabilitation. The study involves hospital and extra-hospital facilities in Lombardy, Liguria and other regions of Central and Northern Italy.

Previous experience:

  • 2005-2007 Galliera Hospital Authority, Genoa, Italy.
    Director of the Functional Recovery structure.
    Member of the work group for defining the Regional Plan of rehabilitation work 2006-2009 in the Liguria region.
    Evaluation, treatment and facilitation of care processes in patients in Neurology, Intensive Care, Neuro-surgery, Intermediate Care, Orthopaedic and Home Care.
    Outpatient work as a physiatric specialist, with a specific sector on the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor.
    Development of processes in diagnostic and therapeutic hospital care (especially lumbar-sciatica, joint replacements, cardiac failure, femur fractures and most fast-track urological operations).
  • 1988-1995 Hospital of Niguarda, Milan, Italy
    Visiting doctor at the Centre for High Specialisation in Allergology and Clinical Immunology with full-time specialisation in the Department of Pneumology Piazza.

Teaching experience:
Medicine Professor at the University of Genoa.

Scientific activities:
Member of the board of directors and Geriatric area contact person at “Italian Urodynamic Society Continence, Neuro-Urology, Pelvic Floor”