PD Dr méd. Giorgio Pietramaggiori

Spécialiste en chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique, membre de la FMH


Italien, anglais, français

Expérience professionnelle

Depuis 2015 Formateur certifié auprès du département d'anatomie de l'Université de Lausanne
Depuis 2015 Chirurgien plasticien et spécialiste en neurologie périphérique au Centre Médico-Chirurgical (CMC) de Nyon, Suisse
Directeur médical de la clinique
Spécialités : chirurgie des nerfs périphériques, chirurgie de la migraine
Autres spécialités : chirurgie plastique et reconstructive du visage et du sein
Depuis 2013 Formateur à l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Suisse
2014 Formation postgraduée en chirurgie de la migraine et des nerfs périphériques à St. Louis, Missouri, États-Unis
2013–2015 Chef de clinique, chirurgie plastique et reconstructive, Hôpital universitaire de Lausanne, Suisse
2013 Privat-docent à l'Université de Lausanne, Suisse
2013 Formation postgraduée en chirurgie de la migraine et des nerfs périphériques à San Francisco, Californie, États-Unis
2012 Formation postgraduée en chirurgie de la migraine à Cleveland, Ohio, États-Unis


2013 Privat-docent à l'Université de Lausanne, Suisse
2013 Chirurgie plastique et reconstructive FMH
2012 Certification EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
2011 Certification ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
2003 Certification de l'ordre des médecins italiens


  • Société vaudoise de médecine (SVM)
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)
  • European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS)
  • Société allemande de chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique (DGPRAG)
  • Fédération des médecins suisses (FMH)


1. Pietramaggiori G, Kaipainen A, Czeczuga JM, Wagner CT, Orgill DP. Freezedried
platelet-rich plasma shows beneficial healing properties in chronic wounds.
Wound Repair Regen. 2006;14(5):573-80. [I.F.=2.23]

2. Chan RK, Liu PH, Pietramaggiori G, Ibrahim SI, Hechtman HB, Orgill DP.
Effect of recombinant platelet-derived growth factor (Regranex) on wound
closure in genetically diabetic mice. J Burn Care Res. 2006 Mar-Apr;27(2):202-5.

3. Pietramaggiori G, Kaipainen A, Ho D, Orser C, Pebley W, Rudolph A, Orgill
DP.Trehalose lyophilized platelets for wound healing. Wound Repair Regen.
2007;15(2):213-20. [I.F.=2.45]

4. Sum R, Hager S, Pietramaggiori G, Orgill DP, Dee J, Rudolph A, Orser C,
Fitzpatrick GM, Ho D. Wound-healing properties of trehalose-stabilized
freeze-dried outdated platelets.
Transfusion. 2007 Apr;47(4):672-9. [I.F.=3.37]

5. Pietramaggiori G, Liu P, Scherer SS, Kaipainen A, Prsa MJ, Mayer H,
Newalder J, Alperovich M, Mentzer SJ, Konerding MA, Huang S, Ingber DE,
Orgill DP. Tensile forces stimulate vascular remodeling and epidermal cell
proliferation in living skin. Ann Surg. 2007;246(5):896-902. [I.F.=7.45]

6. Pietramaggiori G, Yang HJ, Scherer SS, Kaipainen A, Chan RK, Alperovich M,
Giorgio Pietramaggiori, M.D., Ph.D. Newalder J, Demcheva M, Vournakis JN, Valeri CR, Hechtman HB, Orgill DP.
Effects of poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (pGlcNAc) patch on wound healing in
db/db mouse. J Trauma. 2008;64(3):803-8. [I.F.=2.34]

7. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Mathews JC, Alperovich M, Yang HJ,
Neuwalder J, Czeczuga JM, Chan RK, Wagner CT, Orgill DP. Healing
modulation induced by freeze-dried platelet-rich plasma and micronized
allogenic dermis in a diabetic wound model. Wound Repair Regen.
2008;16(2):21825. [I.F.=2.15]

8. IM Min, G Pietramaggiori, Kim FS, Passegué E, Stevenson KE, Wagers AJ.
Coordinate control of stem cell proliferation and migration by the transcription
factor EGR1, Cell, Stem Cell. 2008. [I.F.=16.83]

9. SS Scherer, G Pietramaggiori, Mathews JC, Prsa MJ, Huang S, Orgill DP. The
mechanism of action of the Vacuum Assisted Closure Device. Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery. 2008. [I.F.=2.59]

10. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Cervi D, Klement G, Orgill DP.Tumors
stimulate platelet delivery of angiogenic factors in vivo: an unexpected benefit,
Am J Pathol 2008, 173:1609-1616. [I.F.=5.7]

11. G Pietramaggiori, Scherer SS, Mathews JC, Gennaoui T, Lancerotto L, Ragno
G, Valeri CR, Orgill DP. Quiescent platelets stimulate angiogenesis and diabetic
wound repair, J Surg Res. 2010 May 1;160(1):169-77. Epub 2008 Oct 10

12. G Pietramaggiori, Scherer SS, Alperovich M, Chen B, Orgill DP, Wagers AJ.
Improved cutaneous healing in diabetic mice exposed to healthy peripheral
circulation, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2009, Mar 19 [I.F.=5.54]

13. S Scherer, G Pietramaggiori, Matthews J, Perry S, Assmann A, Carothers A,
Demcheva M, Muise-Helmericks RC, Seth A, Vournakis JN, Valeri RC, Fischer
TH, Hechtman HB, Orgill DP. Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (pGlcNAc) nanofibers:
a new bioactive material to enhance diabetic wound healing by cell
migration and angiogenesis, Annals of Surgery, 2009, Jul 27 [I.F.=7.9]

14. SS Scherer, G Pietramaggiori, Mathews JC, Orgill DP. Short periodic
applications of the vacuum-assisted closure device cause an extended tissue
response in the diabetic mouse model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Nov;124(5):1458-65., 2009 [I.F.=2.74]

15. Chin MS Ogawa R, Lancerotto L, Pietramaggiori G, Schomacker KT, Mathews
JC, Scherer SS, Van Duyn P, Prsa MJ, Ottensmeyer MP, Veves A, Orgill DP.In
Vivo Acceleration of Skin Growth Using A Servo-Controlled Stretching Device.
Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2009 Jul 14. [I.F.=4.64]

16. Giorgio Pietramaggiori & Paolo Fiorina, Scherer SS, Jurewicz M, Mathews JC,
Vergani A, Thomas G, Orsenigo E, Staudacher C, La Rosa S, Capella C,
Carothers A, Zerwes HG, Luzi L, Abdi R, Orgill DP. The mobilization and effect
of endogenous bone marrow progenitor cells in diabetic wound healing, Cell
Transplant. 2010 Aug 17. doi: 10.3727/096368910X514288 [I.F.=6.2]
Giorgio Pietramaggiori, M.D., Ph.D.

17. Giorgio Pietramaggiori & Ali Modarressi, Godbout C, Vigato E, Pittet B, Hinz
B. Hypoxia impairs skin myofibroblast differentiation and function : novel
paradigms for the treatment of chronic wounds. Journal of Investigative
Dermatology, 2010 Dec;130(12):2818-27. Epub 2010 Aug 5. [I.F.=6.27]

18. Mathews JC, Chin MS, Fernandez-Esparrach G, Shaikh SN, Pietramaggiori G,
Scherer SS, Ryan MB, Ferrigno M, Orgill DP, Thompson CC. Early healing of
transcolonic and transgastric natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
access sites. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Apr;210(4):480-90. [I.F.=4.24]

19. Song G, Nguyen DT, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer S, Chen B, Zhan Q, Ogawa R,
Yannas IV, Wagers AJ, Orgill DP, Murphy GF. Use of the parabiotic model in
studies of cutaneous wound healing to define the participation of circulating
cells. Wound Repair Regen. 2010 Jul Aug;18(4):426-32. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

20. Pouya Dastouri, Douglas L. Helm, Saja S. Scherer, Giorgio Pietramaggiori,
George Younan, and Dennis P. Orgill, M.D, Ph.D. Waveform modulation of the
Vacuum Assisted Closure device in the murine model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011
Apr;127(4):1460-6 [I.F.=2.64]

21. Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Mathews J, Gennaui T, Demcheva M, Fisher J,
Vournakis JN, Valeri CR, Orgill DP, Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (pGlcNAc)
nano-fibers induced angiogenesis and wound healing in ADP-inhibitor treated
diabetic mice J Trauma, Vol 71 (2) August Suppl 1, 2011). [I.F.=3.13]

22. YI Heit, P Dastouri, D Helm, Pietramaggiori, G Younan, P Erba, S Münster,
DP Orgill, SS Scherer. Foam pore size is a critical design interface parameter of
suction -based wound healing devices. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012
Mar;129(3):589-97 [I.F.=2.64]

23. D Panigrahy, ML Edin, CR Lee, DR Bielenberg, CE Butterfield, CM Barnés, A
Mammoto, T Mammoto, A Luria, O Benny, DM Chaponis, AC Dudley, JA
Vergilio, G Pietramaggiori, SS Scherer, SM Short, M Seth, HD Le, B Kalish, M
Puder, DE Ingber, BD Hammock, JR Falck, VL Manthati, A Kaipainen, PA
D’Amore, MW Kieran, S Huang, Darryl C Zeldin, Epoxy-eicosanoids stimulate
multi-organ metastasis and tumor dormancy escape in mice, Journal of Clinical
Investigation, 2012 Jan 3;122(1):178-91 [I.F.=14.152]

24. Majd H, Scherer SS, Boo S, Ramondetti S, Cambridge E, Raffoul W, Friedrich
M, Pittet B, Pioletti D, Hinz B, Pietramaggiori G. Novel micropatterns
mechanically control fibrotic reactions at the surface of silicone implants.
Biomaterials. 2015 Jun;54:136-47. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.03.027.
Epub 2015 Apr 2. [I.F.=8.312]

25. Anatomic and Compression Topography of the Lesser Occipital Nerve.
Peled ZM, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer S. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016
Mar 17;4(3):e639.


CLINICAL PAPERS (pubmed.org):

1. Curinga G, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Masellis A, Gherardini G, Brancato
R, Conte F, Bistoni G. Electrical injuries due to theft of copper. J Burn Care Res.
Giorgio Pietramaggiori, M.D., Ph.D. 2010 Mar-Apr;31(2):341-6. [I.F.=1.56]

2. Modarressi A, Pietramaggiori G, Bezzola T, Lacroix S, Richter M, Rilliet B,
Pittet B.
A facial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in a 6-year-old girl: plastic surgery
lessons from a rare case. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2011 Mar;39(2):141-4. Epub
2010 Dec 30. [I.F.=1.54]

3. Curinga G, Scherer SS, Rusciani A, Gherardini G, Pietramaggiori G. Comments
on "Platelet-rich plasma in burns". Burns. 2010 Sep;36(6):944-5; author reply
945. Epub 2009 Dec 22. [I.F.=1.72]

4. Curinga G, Rauso R, Scorza AR, Pietramaggiori G. Malrotation of the McGhan
Style 510 Prosthesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec;128(6):781e-2e. [I.F.=2.64]

5. Akhundov K, Pietramaggiori G, Waselle L, Darwiche S, Guerid S, Scaletta C,
Hirt-Burri N, Applegate LA, Raffoul WV. Development of a cost-effective
method for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparation for topical wound healing. Ann
Burns Fire Disasters. 2012 Dec 31;25(4):207-13.

6. Pietramaggiori G, Scherer S, Orgill DP. The wound watch: an objective staging
system for wounds in the diabetic (db/db) mouse model. Methods Mol Biol.
2013;1037:245-54. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-505-7_13. [I.F.=1.29]

7. Zweifel D, Pietramaggiori G, Broome M. Repositioning of luxated temporomandibular
joint, N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 6;370(6):e9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1301200. [I.F.=51.6]

8. Pietramaggiori, G, Scherer S, Peled Z, Raffoul W, Supraorbital neuroma, a rare
and unreported complication after blepharoplasty, Journal of Reconstructive
Microsurgery, 2015, 2015 Oct;31(8):614-6.

9. Rusciani A, Pietramaggiori G, Troccola A, Santoprete S, Rotondo A, Curinga
G. The outcome of primary subglandular breast augmentation using tumescent
local anesthesia. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2016 Jan;76(1):13-7 [I.F.=1.458]

10. Alessandro Gualdi, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Jonatann Gatti, Dario Bertossi,
Giorgio Pietramaggiori, Saja Scherer, Paul Wurzer, David Benjamin Lumenta.
Minimal Undermining Suspension Technique (MUST): combined eyebrow and
mid-face lift via temporal access. Aesthetic Plastic surgery DOI: 10.1007/s00266-



1. Agha R, Ogawa R, Pietramaggiori G, Orgill DP. A review of the role of
mechanical forces in cutaneous wound healing. J Surg Res. 2011 Dec;171(2):700-8. Epub 2011 Aug 10. [I.F.=2.24]

2. SS Scherer, MD, G Pietramaggiori, MD PhD DP Orgill, MD PhD Hypotheses on the mechanism of action of negative pressure wound therapies
Journal of Wound Technology, N°11, Jan 2011 Giorgio Pietramaggiori, M.D., Ph.D.

3. Scherer SS, Pietramaggiori G, Matthews J, Fiorina P, Orgill DP. Wound
Healing Kinetics of the Genetically Diabetic Mouse. Wounds. 2008;20 (1).


  1. Application of polymeric materials to screens to facilitate hemostasis and wound healing, US patent,  20090149823, 06-11-2009
  2. Therapeutic platelet compositions and methods, US patent, provisional application
  3. Coated medical device and method of coating a medical device, international patent, provisional application
  4. Plasma stenciling methods to decrease fibrosis, US provisional
  5. Biological paste for soft tissue reconstruction, provisional EU application


  • Young Investigator Award, European Tissue Repair Society
  • TR35 Award Nominated by Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph E. Murray and Prof. DP Orgill (Harvard Medical School)
  • Venture Kick Phases I,II,III winner : Development of a new technology to prevent fibrosis around implanted medical devices


  • 3M Fellowship Award, Wound Healing Foundation


  • 3M Fellowship Award, Wound Healing Foundation


  • Medical Degree, Summa cum Laude, University of Padua, Italy

2007 - 2008

  • ​Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biophysics & Wound Healing, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, Prof Hinz, Prof. Pittet, Prof. Pioletti
  • Development of a new biocompatible surface for breast implants

2004 - 2007

  • Ph.D. (Tissue Engineering), University of Padua and Harvard Medical School. Thesis: Integration of mechanical forces, soluble factors and scaffolds: a new paradigm in tissue engineering (Thesis supervisor Prof. Orgill, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Prof. Bassetto, University of Padua).

1997 - 2003

  • M.D., Summa cum laude, University of Padua. Thesis: The effects of autologous keratinocytes in the severely burned patient: clinicalhistological correlations.
La migraine, ça se soigne !
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