Pietro co-founded ICUC and his role has been critical in building the ICUC team and defining the overall project strategy. Pietro headed the distal radius 3-column theory and the management of proximal femur fractures by intramedullar nailing and plating. Many of today's instruments for MIO have benefited from his expertise and creativity. He has been at the forefront of technological integration since the early '90s. Pietro has been an Honorary Trustee of the AO Foundation since 1990 and received the AO Recognition Award in 2007. Pietro holds an MD degree from the University of Basel, Switzerland and is a Professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.