Dalla Paola Luca
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Luca Dalla Paola


Italian – French


He holds the position of coordinator of the Operational Unit for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot at Maria Cecilia Hospital. He has recently worked as Visiting Professor at Cleveland Clinic Ohio USA and at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi UAE. Over the last ten years, professor Dalla Paola has carried out about 12.000 operations on the Diabetic Foot. He specializes in limb salvage, Charcot's foot reconstruction, conservative treatment of osteomyelitis, amputations (severe and minor), reconstruction with new tissue bioengineering technologies, plastic surgery and treatment of diabetic foot injuries. The success rate of his limb-saving interventions is 90-95%. 


He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Padua, where, in 1996, he obtained the specialization in Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Diseases. In 1994 he specialized in Metabolic Diseases from the San Bortolo University Hospital in Vicenza.


He is engaged in research activities in the areas of use of engineered tissues and growth factors for tissue regeneration, new technologies in the field of conservative surgical treatment, and extreme percutaneous revascularization protocols. He has been chairman of several international courses on Diabetic Foot and Charcot Foot and he is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Diabetic Foot and Ankle", and of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG). 


Author of over 100 scientific publications and about 300 speeches at international congresses, including several editions of the National Congress of the Diabetes Doctors Association or the Italian Journal of Diabetology.


-"Ilizarov Award of Excellence" at the International External Fixation Symposium, 2018;
-“Paul Brand Memorial Lecture” Award in 2016.

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