Francesco Bandello is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology University Vita-Salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. He is Past President Academic Dean of “Corso di Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale in Medicina e Chirurgia” at the same University.
Professor Bandello is President of the Association of Italian University Professors of Ophthalmology CONPROSO), Past President of EURETINA, President of Academia Ophthalmologica Europea and Vice President of EuroLam.
Prof. Bandello is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Ophthalmology and former board member of the Club Jules Gonin and Macula Society. He is member of the Executive Board of ESASO Foundation (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology), of Commission of prevention of blindness and low vision and S.I.S.O (Società Italiana Scienze Oftalmologiche); member of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and the Accademia Nazionale di Medicina.
Prof. Bandello is co-author of 12 books and he serves as a peer reviewer for grant applications for the NEI. He has authored or co-authored 928 Pub-Med articles and he served as trained Principal Investigator in several clinical trials performed following ICH/GCP and mainly concerning retinal diseases.