Banfi Giuseppe Professore ordinarioMedicineBIO/12




Born 1959, January 29th



Graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery on 1984, June 22nd at University of Pavia

Postgraduated in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine cum laude 1988, July 5th at University of Milan.


Assistant in central laboratory of Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital of Milan from 1985 to 1991.

Deputy director of the central laboratory of the Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital in Milan from 1991

Medical Superintendent at S. Maria Clinic (Castellanza, Varese) from 1997 to 2001

Medical Superintendent at the Institute Villa Aprica (Como) from 2001 to 2003

Medical Superintendent of the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan from February 2003 to September 2008.


Associate Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at School of Medicine, University of Milano from 2006


Director of Scientific Research programs at IRCCS, (Scientific and Teaching Hospital) Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute from May 2007

Director of Scientific Research programs at Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato Foundation  from September 2008

General Director of Fondazione Centro San Raffaele from May 2012

Member of Board of directors of Fondazione Istituto Insubrico Ricerca per La Vita Foundation from June 2012



ORCID: 0000-0001-9578-5338  –   ResearchID: K-6585-2015  –  Scopus Author Id: 7102710315

H-index                       30 (fonte Scopus al 25/07/2018)

IF totale                               708,016                Num pubb con IF             293         Media IF per pubb          2,42

Citazioni (fonte Scopus al25/07/2018)
Totale citazioni                 4491                      Pubb con citazioni           345         Media cit per pubb         13,02


  1. Pecoraro V, Banfi G, Germagnoli L, Trenti T.
    A systematic evaluation of immunoassay point-of-care testing to define impact on patients’ outcomes.
    Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2017;54(4):420-431
    IF:   2,024
  2. Lombardi G, Barbaro M, Locatelli M, Banfi G.
    Novel bone metabolism-associated hormones: the importance of the pre-analytical phase for understanding their physiological roles.
    Endocrine 2017;56(3):460-484
    IF:   3,131
  3. Lombardi G, Vitale JA, Logoluso S, Logoluso G, Cocco N, Cocco G, Cocco A, Banfi G.
    Circannual rhythm of plasmatic vitamin D levels and the association with markers of psychophysical stress in a cohort of Italian professional soccer players.
    Chronobiology International 2017;34(4):471-479
    IF:   2,562
  4. Benedini S, Dozio E, Invernizzi PL, Vianello E, Banfi G, Terruzzi I, Luzi L, Corsi Romanelli MM.
    Irisin: A Potential Link between Physical Exercise and Metabolism-An Observational Study in Differently Trained Subjects, from Elite Athletes to Sedentary People.
    Journal of Diabetes Research 2017;2017:1039161
    IF:   2,717
  5. Lombardi G, Ziemann E, Banfi G.
    Whole-Body Cryotherapy in Athletes: From Therapy to Stimulation. An Updated Review of the Literature.
    Frontiers in Physiology 2017;8:258
    IF:   4,134
  6. Brayda-Bruno M, Viganò M, Cauci S, Vitale JA, de Girolamo L, De Luca P, Lombardi G, Banfi G, Colombini A.
    Plasma vitamin D and osteo-cartilaginous markers in Italian males affected by intervertebral disc degeneration: Focus on seasonal and pathological trend of type II collagen degradation.
    Clinica Chimica Acta 2017;471:87-93
    IF:   2,873
  7. Drago L, Toscano M, Tacchini L, Banfi G.
    α-Defensin point-of-care test for diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections: neglected role of laboratory and clinical pathologists.
    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2017;56(1):19-24
    IF:   3,432


  1. Lombardi G, Sansoni V, Banfi G.
    Measuring myokines with cardiovascular functions: pre-analytical variables affecting the analytical output.
    Annals of Translational Medicine 2017;5(15):299
    IF:   no IF
  2. Ferrari D, Lombardi G, Banfi G.
    Concerning the vitamin D reference range: pre-analytical and analytical variability of vitamin D measurement.
    Biochemia Medica 2017;27(3):030501
    IF:   2,934


  1. Cauci, S., Viganò, M., de Girolamo, L., De Luca, P., Orfei, C.P., Banfi, G., Lombardi, G., Brayda-Bruno, M., Colombini, A.
    High levels of circulating type II collagen degradation marker (CTx-II) are associated with specific VDR polymorphisms in patients with adult vertebral osteochondrosis
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2017;18(10)
    IF:   3,226
  2. Mazziotti G, Formenti AM, Frara S, Olivetti R, Banfi G, Memo M, Maroldi R, Giubbini R, Giustina A.
    High prevalence of radiological vertebral fractures in women on TSH-Suppressive Therapy for thyroid carcinoma.
    Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2017;103(3):956-964
    IF:   5,455
  3. Carnovali, M., Luzi, L., Terruzzi, I., Banfi, G. & Mariotti, M
    Metabolic and bone effects of high-fat diet in adult zebrafish
    Endocrine 2018; 61(2):317-326
    IF:   3,131
  4. Cabitza F, Banfi G
    Machine learning in laboratory medicine: waiting for the flood?
    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2018;56(4):516-524
    IF:   3,432


  1. Sansoni, V., Perego, S., Vernillo, G., Barbuti, A., Merati, G., La Torre, A., Banfi, G., Lombardi, G.
    Effects of repeated sprints training on fracture risk-associated miRNA
    Oncotarget 2018;9(26):18029-18040
    IF:   5,168
  2. Perego, S., Sansoni, V., Banfi, G., Lombardi, G.
    Sodium butyrate has anti-proliferative, pro-differentiating, and immunomodulatory effects in osteosarcoma cells and counteracts the TNFα-induced low-grade inflammation
    International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology 2018;32:394632017752240
    IF:   2,347
  3. Vitale JA, La Torre A, Banfi G, Bonato M.
    Effects of an 8-Week Body-Weight Neuromuscular Training on Dynamic Balance and Vertical Jump Performances in Elite Junior Skiing Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    IF:   2,060
  4. Ferrari D, Manca M, Premaschi S, Banfi G, Locatelli M.
    Toxicological investigation in blood samples from suspected impaired driving cases in the Milan area: Possible loss of evidence due to late blood sampling.
    Forensic Science International 2018;288:211-217
    IF:   1,989
  5. Dugué B, Lombardi G, Banfi G.
    What everybody should know about postural changes.
    Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation 2018;2018 May 22:1-4 Epub
    IF:   1,446
  6. Zapparoli L, Seghezzi S, Scifo P, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Tettamanti M, Paulesu E.
    Dissecting the neurofunctional bases of intentional action.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2018;115(28):7440-7445
    IF:   9,661
  7. Vitale JA, Lombardi G, Weydahl A, Banfi G.
    Biological rhythms, chronodisruption and chrono-enhancement: The role of physical activity as synchronizer in correcting steroids circadian rhythm in metabolic dysfunctions and cancer.
    Chronobiology International 2018;2018 Jun 28:1-13 Epub
    IF:   2,562

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