Dr. Alexander Kirienko is the Head of the Division of External Fixation and Bone Lengthening in Humanitas Research Hospital and has over 30 years extensive experience in the application of the method of Ilizarov osteosynthesis and in the treatment of more complex diseases of Orthopedics and Traumatology, performing over 3,500 operations.

He is specialized in the circular external fixation, in the treatment of bone deformities complex sequelae of fractures, infections, congenital malformations, polio, congenital and acquired deformities of the foot, stretching with the Ilizarov method.

His hands-on experience was obtained whilst working in Russia in close contact with Professor Ilizarov himself (inventor of the method), where he was able to specialize in the application of the device on many pathologies of the muscular skeletal apparatus.

Born at Rajcikhinsk, Russia, on 28th March 1959, graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Blagovescensk, Russia, in 1982, he subsequently graduated also at the State University of Milan in 1993, where he gained certification of the right to practice. He is a member of the International Orthopedic Associations: AAOS, American LLRS, EPOS and SIOT.

Dr. Kirienko has lectured at many orthopedic congresses worldwide and has published extensively on the Ilizarov method of external circular fixation. He is co-author, together with Professor M. Catagni and Dr. V. Maltsev of the book: Advances in Ilizarov Apparatus Assembly published by editor prof. A. Bianchi Maiocchi. In 2004, he published the book Ilizarov Technique for Complex Foot and Ankle Deformities, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York&Basel, p.459, this in-depth exploration of the Ilizarov method that offers step-by-step coverage of the wide array of application utilizing Ilizarov technique for correction of deformities including club foot and equinus as well as defects from muscular dystrophy, trauma, burns, and complications of previous surgery.