Professor Marco Romanelli

Dr Romanelli is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Consultant Dermatologist at the Division of Dermatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy.

Dr. Romanelli is a graduate of the University of Pisa and received his MD and PhD in Experimental Dermatology from the Medical Faculty. He completed his residency in Dermatology in Pisa and a fellowship at the Wound Healing Research Center, University of Miami, USA. Subsequently, he specialized in Medical Hydrology. Since 2000 Dr. Romanelli is a member of the Medical Faculty of the University of Pisa and Adjunct Associate Professor at Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

 He is currently President elect of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies and will organize in Florence, Italy 2016 the Vth World Congress of WUWHS.

He is also board member of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP). At the national and international levels, Dr. Romanelli has served as member and chair of multiple grant review panels and on the editorial advisory boards of multiple journals.

Dr Romanelli has extensive clinical experience of managing patients with leg ulceration. He is responsible for the Wound Healing Research Unit inside the Santa Chiara Hospital at the University of Pisa. In 2006  he coordinated the European Pressure Ulcers prevalence project in Italy, which has put together data from over 25 national hospitals.

Dr Romanelli’s research activities include the development of biomaterials to be used on acute and chronic wounds, the implementation of different scaffolds for tissue engineering and the elaboration of a prototype to non-invasively assess acute and chronic wounds.