Prof. Luca Dalla Paola, MD

Full Professor, Department of Medical Sciences, Ferrara University School of Medicine

Chief, Diabetic Foot Department, Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care&Research, Cotignola Italy


  • 1984-1990: Medical School, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Padua University School of Medicine, Italy
  • 1990-1996: Specialization in Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Diseases Padua University School of Medicine, Italy
  • 1990-1995: Residency, Resident Institute for Metabolic Diseases and Diabetic Complications Padua University, Italy
  • 1991-1994: Fellowship, Metabolic Department San Bortolo Teaching Hospital Vicenza, Italy


Work Experience

  • 1995-2003: Director Diabetology  and Diabetic Foot Unit Villa Berica Hospital Vicenza, Italy
  • 2003-2009: Chairman Diabetic Foot Unit Abano Terme Hospital, Italy
  • 2004: Visiting Professor Department of Podiatry and Joslin foot clinic- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard University Boston MA, USA
  • 2010-2012: Adjunct Professor Bologna University School of Medicine Department of Vascular Surgery
  • From 2010: Chairman Diabetic Foot Department Maria Cecilia Hospital GVM Care&Research, Italy


Surgical Activity

Limb salvage, Charcot foot reconstuction, Conservative surgical treatment of osteomyelitis, Amputations (major-minor), Reconstruction with bioengineered tissues, Plastic surgery, Diabetic foot wound care 12000 surgical procedures on diabetic foot in the last 10 years (1000/year)


Scientific Activity

  • Member of Italian Diabetic Foot Study Group
  • Member of European Diabetic foot Study Group (DFSG) of EASD
  • Chairman of International Course on Diabetic Foot 2002 (ICDF2002)
  • Chairman of International Course on Diabetic Foot 2004 (ICDF2004)
  • Chairman of International Course on Diabetic Foot 2007 (ICDF2007)
  • Chairman of  International Course on Charcot Foot 2012 (ICDF2012)
  • Chairman of International Course on Osteomyelitis and Diabetic Foot 2014 (ICDF2014)
  • Vice Chairman of International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (ADFS)
  • Member of editorial board of  "Diabetic Foot and Ankle" Paul Brand Award 2016


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