M.D. Marco Liccardo
MARCO LICCARDO is an orthopaedic surgeon.
From 1985 to 1990 he practiced as physician in various military hospitals (Alessandria, Turin and Genova). From August 1990 he has been working in the Orthopaedic Department of Army Medical Center in Rome where in 1998 became head of Traumatology ward. In 2010 he was appointed chief of the Orthopaedic Department. From 22.06.2015 to 31.01.2016 he was the Director of Army Medical and Veterinary Research Center and from 01.02.2016 to September 2018 he was the Head of Emergency and Surgery Department.
He was, as honorary observer, at the Addenbroke Hospital and at the Hip and Knee Unit of the ”Bupa Lea Hospital” in Cambridge between 1997 and 1998.
He attended two management courses at the “SDA Bocconi University” (2005/2007) and the “AO advanced course” in Davos (CH) in 2008.
He is a medical officer of the Italian army and from 1st January 2014 he is Brigadier General.
As medical officer he was involved in several military operations in Italy and abroad as in : Somaliland in 1993, Kosovo in 2000 and 2001 and in IRAQ 2005.
He was also involved in educational activities in the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Medicine and Surgery Faculty, as contract professor in several residency programs in Orthopaedic and Traumatology as well as in the nursing science school.
His main focus is orthopaedic surgery and traumatology surgery especially of the lower limb.
He is interested in regenerative medicine and surgery. He performed the first operation using MSCs in the Italian army (July 2013) and continued with interest in using new technologies as PRP in bone, tendon and cartilage disease.
In 2017 he was appointed “honorary member of ISRMS ( International Society of Regenerative and Medicine)
Assistant- Surgical Department Military Hospital Alessandria
May 1986 – November 1987
Assistant- Orthopaedics and Physical Therapy Department Military Hospital Turin
November 1987 – July1989
Responsible Ambulatory Orthopaedics Military Hospital Legal Medicine Genova
July 1989 – August1990
Assistant- Traumatology Department Army Medical Center “Celio” Rome
August 1990 – March 1993
Head 1^ Section of Traumatology ward Army Medical Center “Celio” Rome
April 1993 – June1998
Head of Traumatology ward Army Medical Center “Celio” Rome
July 1998 – February 2012
Head of Dpt of Osteo-Articular Pathology Army Medical Center“Celio” Rome
September 2010 – June 2016
Head of Dpt of Emergency and Surgery Army Medical Center “Celio” Romc
June 2016 – September 2018
July 1976: Classic High School degree Lyceum “SOCRATE” Rome
April 1985: Medical Degree from the University of Florence
1985: Medical license for professional practice from the University of Florence
December 1992: Specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology from the University of Turin
35° Application Course for Medical Officer
September 1985 – March 1986
Theoretical-Practice Course of Specialization for First Aid in Work Injuries
CivilScuolaDife, Rome, May 1990 – July 1990
Apult Course for Logistic Officer
War School, Civitavecchia, October 1992 – December 1992
“Honorary Observer” at Addenbrooke Hospital and in the Hip and Knee Unit of the “BUPA Lea Hospital” under the direction of Dr. Richard Villar
Cambridge (UK), November 1997 – January1998
Theoretical-Practice Course of Arthroscopic Surgery
Bologna, 13-16 March 2001
Training Course in Arthroscopic Surgery
Rome, 21-22 June 2002
Specialization Course “Distal Tibial Fracture”
Treviso, 20-21 September 2002
Theoretical-Practice course of “Locked Nailing ”
Avellino 25-26 September 2003
“Organization and Management Course for Medical Officers and Managers”
SDA Bocconi University, Rome, 13 April 2005 – 27 October 2005
Master “Recent Evidence in Surgical Orthopaedics”
Verona, 21-23 June 2007
Course “Surgical Prothesis of the Hip”
Milan, 12-14 December 2007
Course “The process of continous improvement in health”
SDA Bocconi University, Rome, 14 September – 19 November 2007
Course “ AO Advanced”
Davos (CH) 15-19 March 2009
List of the most important publications:
- A) “Discoid medial meniscus: report of a case treated by arthroscopy”
S.Luziatelli,M.Liccardo,P.P.Mariani, Knee Surg,Sports Traumatol, Artrhoscopy 1 : 107-109
- B) “ Sprengel’s disease”
P.Farsetti, S.Luziatelli,R.Caterini,C. Tudisco,V.Potenza,M.Liccardo, Journal of Military Medicine 1995; n^1 January
C)”Fratture esposte dell’arto inferiore. Nostra esperienza in traumatologia di guerra”
(Exposed fractures of the inferior limb. Our experience in war traumatology),
S.Luziatelli, M.Liccardo, M. Laviano, V.Piccinni, F.Grasso, Booklets of Ostearticular Infections, July 2011, 2-15.
- D) “The Intra-Articular Comminuted Fractures of the Calcaneus Treatment with External Fixator”
M.Liccardo, A. Serra, T. Di Santo, M.Brongo, NATO OTAN STO-MP-HFM-228 presented to the international symposium in Milan – Italy on 15-17 April 2013.
- E) “PRP and SC use in osteoarticular pathologies. Our experiences”
- Piccinni, M. Liccardo, V. Campagna, R. Rossetti NATO OTAN STO-MP-HFM-228 presented to the international symposium in Milan – Italy on 15-17 April 2013.
- F) “PRP in clinical practice: is it already a real standard or do we need something else? Questions and possible answers”
- Liccardo, V. Piccinni, A.Petrella NATO OTAN STO-MP-HFM-272 presented to the international symposium in Bruxelles – Belgium on 16-17 October 2016.