Massimo Balsano

Education:

1983: M.D.: Medical School in University of Padova, Italy
1984: Orthopedic Clinic of Padova, Spine Surgery Internship and Residency
1989: Orthopedic Clinic of Padova , Specialization in Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgery

Specialty Training

1994: Twin Cities Spine Center,
Minneapolis, MN (USA)
1995: Norton Leathermann Spine Center
Louisville, KY (USA)
1996: Pitiè-Salpetriere Hospital,
Paris (France)
1997: Center for Spinal Surgery of Bad Klinikum
Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Germany
2006: Seoul Spine Institute, Inje University Sanggye-Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Current Professional Positions

1989- Medical Assistant at the University Orthopedic Clinic of Padova
1994- Vice-Director at the University Orthopedic Clinic of Padova
2000- Director of Orthopedic Unit of Thiene-Schio, Vicenza
2005- Director of Regional Spinal Department
2017- Director of Orthopedic Unit of ‘Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University Hospital, Verona
2018- Director of Regional Hub Center of Spinal Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University Hospital, Verona

Current Academic Positions

1989- 2000: Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University Clinic of Padova
2003- Present: Adjunct Professor of Spinal Surgery at Orthopedic Clinic of Verona
2016- Present: Adjunct Professor of Spinal Surgery at Orthopedic Clinic of Sassari

AWARDS

1984: University of Padova award for the best graduating manuscript: ‘Electric Stimulation of Paravertebral Muscles (SPES) in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis’
2004: Best presentation at the XXVII SICV&GIS Meeting in Naples, ‘Surgical treatment of high dysplastic spondylolisthesis: late outcome.’
2015: Best presentation at the XXXVIII SICV&GIS Meeting in Rome, “Risultati a breve termine di una tecnica mini-invasiva di artrodesi lombare in 40 pazienti affetti da failed back surgery syndrome”

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Section Editor:
International Journal Of Spine Surgery

Corresponding Author:
Journal Of Orthopedic Surgery

Reviewer:

Spine Deformity Journal
European Spine Journal
Global Spine Journal
Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Journal of Osteology and Biomaterials
Evidence Base Spine Journal
Sphera Medical Journal

INTERNATIONAL BOARDS

Member of ISASS Board of Directors, and in presidential line (2022)
Member Of SICOT Spine Committee (2021)
Past Member of AOSIB as Member Representative Chair (2017-2019)

OTHER RELEVANT ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIP

2016-Present: Member of AOFoundation Trustees
2017-Present: SRS Member of Translation Committee
2017-Present: EUROSPINE co-chair of
Advanced Course MODULE
Revisions and Complications Management
EUROSPINE Education Committee
2010-2013 Member of board of AOSEU
2010-2016 Member of board of Directors of SOLAS

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