Alessandra Rinaldo, MD, FACS, FRSM
Dr. Rinaldo graduated in medicine at the University of Padua where she also served her residency in Otolaryngology through the mentorship of Alfio Ferlito.
She has authored 290 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 20 book chapters. She has collaborated with many international experts and published in 17 medical impacted journals. She is Associate Editor with Doctor Richard V. Smith of the third edition of a two-volume book entitled The Larynx (by Fried MP, Ferlito A, eds. Plural Publishing, San Diego, 2009). She is Co-Editor of the book entitled Neck Dissection. Management of Regional Disease in Head and Neck Cancer (by Ferlito A, Robbins KT, Silver CE, eds. Plural Publishing, San Diego, 2010).
Dr. Rinaldo is a member of the Editorial Board and Review Board of 34 journals dedicated to otolaryngology and head and neck surgery: Head & Neck; Oral Oncology; Laryngoscope; Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology; American Journal of Rhinology; Acta Oto-Laryngologica; Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; ORL Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Journal of Laryngology and Otology; European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; American Journal of Otolaryngology; Auris Nasus Larynx; Journal of Surgical Oncology; International Journal of Surgery; Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology; British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology; Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal; Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Nova; Head and Neck Diseases; Advances in Therapy; BioMed Central Ear Nose Throat Disorders; ORL Update; ORL Today; Journal of Voice; Focus on ORL; Anales Otorrinolaringológicos del Perú; Excerpta Medica; Journal of Medical Case Reports; Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics; Clinical and Experimental Dermatology; The Open Toxinology Journal; International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.
Dr. Rinaldo has been awarded ad hominem fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, ad eundem fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and qua surgeon fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons; the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum; the American Laryngological Association; the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society; the Royal Society of Medicine of London; the International Head and Neck Scientific Group; the Association for Research in Otolaryngology; the American Broncho-Esophagological Association; the American Head and Neck Society; the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists; the Voice Foundation; the International Union Against Cancer (UICC); the American Rhinologic Society; the Italian Society of Otolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery; the Italian University Association of Otolaryngologists.
Dr. Rinaldo has a full registration with the General Medical Council (UK) and she worked as a Senior House Officer in Otolaryngology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Edinburgh).
She was Visiting Doctor/Professor at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Institute of Laryngology and Otology (London), the St. Bartholomews Hospital, Department of ENT Surgery (London), the Royal Marsden Hospital, Head and Neck Unit (London), the Hôpital Laënnec, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Paris), the Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center (New York), the Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York), the Head and Neck Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York), the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, The Eye and Ear Institute (Pittsburgh), the Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong), the Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital (Tianjin), the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital and The University of Queensland (Brisbane), the Centre of Medicine and Oral Health, Griffith University (Gold Coast), the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney). She was fellow in Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Institute of Laryngology and Otology (London).
Dr. Rinaldo has received the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship Award (three times) and the Laryngeal Cancer Association Recher Award. She has presented several communications in international meetings and has delivered lectures as an invited speaker in many countries. She is interested in the management of patients with head and neck cancer in general, and larynx cancer in particular. Her professional life is devoted to clinical practice, teaching and scientific research.