Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


  • 1992 to 1994: BSc research program, Institute of Pharmacology University of Milan. In vivo studies on neuromuscular transmission, antiblastic and cardioinotropic agents.
  • 1994: Graduated in Medicine and Surgery.
  • October 1998: United Kingdom General Medical Council full registration.
  • November 1998 to April 1999 and August 1999 to February 2000: Visiting Fellow, Orthopaedic Department Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.
  • November 2000: Assistant Consultant (Staff Surgeon), Orthopaedic Department Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy.
  • June 2001: Fellow, European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
  • January 2002: Spinal Fellow, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK
  • January 2003 – March 2010: Consultant (Staff Surgeon), Spinal Surgery Department Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan, Italy.
  • April 2010: head, Spinal service, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Policlinico San Marco, Zingonia-Bergamo, Italy.
  • Languages:
  • Native Italian speaker.
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Special Interests:
  • Paediatric and adult spinal reconstruction.
  • Spinal trauma.
  • Clinical & basic science research in above fields.


  • Degree, Medicine and Surgery cum laude.
    July 1994.
  • EU Medical degree (Dir. 93/16 EEC 5/4/93).
    June 1995.
  • United Kingdom General Medical Council full registration (No. 4568195).
    October 1998.
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (No. 006IT0188002).
    June 2000.
  • EU Specialist degree in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery (Dir. 257 EEC 8/8/91).
    October 2000.
  • Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EBOT).
    June 2001.


  • Orthofix basic course.
    March 1997.
  • Prof. Mantero Hand surgery & rehabilitation course.
    May 1997.
  • American Academy of Surgeons ATLS course.
    February 2001.
  • Prof. Catagni Ilizarov basic course.
    May 2001.
  • Fundamentals of Spinal Deformity I (Scoliosis Research Society).
    May 2002.
  • Fundamentals of Spinal Deformity II (Scoliosis Research Society).
    September 2002.
  • AO-ASIF principles of operative fracture treatment.
    December 2003.
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty Surgeon Training Program.
    July 2004.
  • Faculty, Spine Society of Europe Instructional Courses (Destructive des., Degenerative, Deformity).


1. Italian specialist training:
Giovanni Zatti, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor
Institute of Orthopaedics, University of Insubria
Viale Borri 57
21100 Varese, Italy
Tel +39 0332 278 824
Fax +39 0332 278 825

2. UK in-residency fellowship:
Andrew Kinninmonth, FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Royal Infirmary University NHS Trust
84 Castle Street
Glasgow G4 OSF, Scotland UK
Tel +44 141 211 4420
Fax +44 141 211 5929

3. Spinal Fellowship
Hilali Noordeen, FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Brockley Hill
Stanmore HA7 4LP, England UK
Tel +44 208 9542300
Fax +44 208 9545493

4. European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jorge Mineiro, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon
President of the EBOT Examining Committee
Fax +35 1 2131 51668


The role of Roxatidine on neuromuscular transmission.


Bossa M., Galatulas I., Teli M. et al. In vivo 7:25, 1995.

Bipolar dislocation of clavicle: report of a case and literature review.


Grassi F., Lodi M., Teli M. Ital J Orthop Traum [GIOT] 6:134, 1997.

Arthroresis in flexible flatfoot treatment: comparative follow-up of two methods.


Zatti G., Teli M., Moalli S., Montoli C. Foot Ankle Surg 4:219, 1998. 

Treatment of closed humeral shaft fractures with Intramedullary Elastic Nail.


Zatti G., Teli M., Ferrario A., Cherubino P. J Trauma 45 (6): 1046, 1998.

Treatment of tibial shaft fractures with Intramedullary Elastic Nail. A prospective study of 23 cases.


Zatti G., Teli M., Ferrario A., Surace MF, Cherubino P. Int Orthop Trauma 2-1: 35, 1999.

The Mitchell bunionectomy. A prospective study of 60 consecutive cases utilizing single K-wire fixation.


Teli M, Grassi F, Montoli C, Moalli S, Pazzaglia UE. J Foot Ankle Surg 40(3):144, 2001.

Evaluation of the “Hemocue” portable haemoglobinometer after major joint arthroplasty.


Teli M, Ng Y, Ingram R. J Arthroplasty 17(2): 224, 2002.

Spondylocostal dysostosis. 13 new cases treated by conservative and surgical means.


Teli M, Hosalkar H, Gill I, Noordeen H. Spine. 2004 Jul 1;29(13):1447-51.

Radiographic outcome of vertebral bone bruise associated with fracture of the thoracic and lumbar spine in adults.


Teli M, de Roeck N, Horowitz MD, Saifuddin A, Green R,  Noordeen H. Eur Spine J. 2005 Aug;14(6):541-5.

Neuromuscular scoliosis treated by segmental third-generation instrumented spinal fusion.


Teli M, Elsebaie H, Biant L, Noordeen H. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005 Oct;18(5):430-8.

Influence of the diameters of tendon graft and bone tunnel in hamstring ACL reconstruction. A bovine model.


Teli M, Chiodini F, Sottocasa R, Villa T. Chir Organi Mov. 2005 Jul-Sep;90(3):281-5.

Prevalence and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome in renal haemodialysis.


Teli M, Bidwell J, Kinninmonth A, Zoccali C. Chir Organi Mov. 2005 Jul-Sep;90(3):287-96.

Spinal fusion with Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation for neuropathic scoliosis in patients with cerebral palsy.


Teli M, Cinnella P, Vincitorio F, Lovi A, Grava G, Brayda-Bruno M. Spine 2006 Jun 15;31(14):E441-7.

14. La chirurgia mini-invasiva del disco lombare. Brayda-Bruno M, Lovi A, Teli M, Vincitorio F, Grava G. GIOT [Ital J Orthop Traum] 2006; 32:S32-36.

Lumbar surgical approaches for nonfusion techniques. Brayda-Bruno M, Gobetti F, Lovi A, Teli M. In: Nonfusion technologies in spinal surgery. 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia USA.

Scoliosi neuropatica. Il trattamento della scoliosi neuropatica con strumentario di terza generazione. Cinnella P, Teli M, Lovi A, Vincitorio F, Brayda-Bruno M. GIOT [Ital J Orthop Traum] 2008; 34:S385-388.

Agenesia lombare. Analisi della letteratura e follow-up di un caso dalla diagnosi intrauterina alla ricostruzione vertebrale. Teli M, Vincitorio F, Baruffaldi-Preis F, Gobetti F, Lombardo G, Brayda-Bruno M. GIOT [Ital J Orthop Traum] 2008; 34:S381-384.

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: complementary techniques for the treatment of painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. A prospective non-randomised study on 154 patients.


Lovi A, Teli M, Ortolina A, Costa F, Fornari M, Brayda-Bruno M. Eur Spine J. 2009;18(Suppl 1):S95-101.

Results of the spine-to-rib-cage distraction in the treatment of early onset scoliosis.


Teli M, Lovi A, Brayda-Bruno M. Ind J Orthop 2010 Jan;44(1):23-7.

Higher risk of dural tears and recurrent herniation with lumbar micro-endoscopic discectomy.


Teli M, Lovi A, Brayda-Bruno M, Corriero A, Zagra A, Giudici F, Minoia L. Eur Spine J 2010 Mar;19(3):443-50.

Spine stability after implantation of an interspinous device: an in vitro and finite element biomechanical study. Anasetti F, Galbusera F, Aziz HN, Bellini CM, Addis A, Villa T, Teli M, Lovi A, Brayda-Bruno M. J Neurosurg Spine 2010 Nov; 13(5): 568-75.