Professor Nicola Portinaro is the Director of the Orthopaedic Paediatric and neuro-orthopaedic Unit at Humanitas Research Hospital, and is Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Milan.

He was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and from 2000 until now, Honorary Special Senior Lecturer at University of Bristol, UK. Founder and Scientific Director of “Ariel Foundation”, a non profit foundation for pediatric neurological disabilities founded in 2002.

The team of Professor Portinaro is one of the internationally recognized leading teams in the field of paediatric orthopaedics and neuro-orthopaedic surgery with an experience of over 100 bone surgerical procedures on lower limb every year, including 50 pelvic osteotomies and more than 300 surgical procedures on muscles and tendons (lightening, transfer…). He is specialized in the treatment of lower and upper limb deformities related to Cerebral Palsy, Spina Brifida, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Perthes Disease, clubfoot and alteration in skeletal development.

A considerable part of his activity is in scientific research, with several experimental works with the goal of detecting uknown anchors aspects of diseases treated by him. His research fields include the study of genomic and proteomic of extracellular matrix proteins in different diseases.