Orthopaedic surgeon Stefano Bini, MD receives Maria Manetti Shrem Endowed Professorship


Dr. Stefano Bini received the Maria Manetti Shrem Endowed Professorship from Bay Area entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem on Oct. 26, 2022 at the UCSF Sandler Neurosciences Center in San Francisco.  Dr. Bini was joined by (from left):  Dr. Thomas P. Vail, Adria Bini, Maria Manetti Shrem, Dante Bini, Gianluca Bini, Michaela Bini, Katherine Bini, Nicolo Bini and Dr. Stefano Bini, seated. (Photo:  Courtesy of UCSF Foundation)

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 30, 2022) -- The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce that Stefano Bini, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and the Department’s chief technology officer, has been bestowed the Maria Manetti Shrem Endowed Professorship from Bay Area entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.

Dr. Bini received the professorship at a ceremony held on Oct. 26, 2022 at the UCSF Sandler Neurosciences Center in San Francisco.  The event was attended by 50 friends and family.

“I am very grateful for this generous opportunity afforded me by the Manetti Shrems – their benevolence has had such a transformative impact across UCSF and the entire Bay Area,” said Dr. Bini. “Through their generosity, our work in providing the best orthopaedic care and conducting cutting-edge research will continue to benefit patients, both locally and globally.”

“We are extremely honored by the Manetti Shrem’s recognition of Dr. Bini’s role in musculoskeletal care and innovation,” said Dr. Thomas P. Vail, Chair of the Department. “Their generous gift furthers the department’s mission of pioneering musculoskeletal discovery and innovative care to transform lives.”


 About Mr. Shrem and Mrs. Manetti Shrem


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Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem


The Manetti Shrems have long contributed philanthropic support within the fields of education (high schools and colleges), fine arts (museums), performing art centers (operatic and symphonic concert halls), medical research (hospitals), and nonprofit cultural organizations in the US, Italy, and the UK.

The Manetti Shrems currently support more than 30 charities, with favorites in the US including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City (the first time that the General Manager position—Peter Gelb—has been named thanks to Maria Manetti Shrem), the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, KQED, Festival Napa Valley, Cal Performances, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francisco Park (community garden), SFFilm (naming the award for acting), ArtSmart, and UCSF (neurology, orthopedics) and CPMC (cardiology) hospitals. In Europe, Maria is one of the principal benefactors of the Royal Drawing School (established by His Royal Highness, the then Prince Charles), Friends of the Louvre, Friends of Versailles, the Venetian Heritage, the Italian National Trust (FAI), Palazzo Strozzi Museum Foundation, and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, with whom she has supported the construction of four new schools, including one at Meyer Children’s Hospital.

The Manetti Shrems are well known for their transformative impact across UCSF, including a gift to fund the new UCSF Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Neurology Clinic housed in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building, and three Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem endowed professorships in the Department of Neurology.

About Dr. Stefano Bini

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Stefano Bini, MD

Dr. Stefano Bini is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery specializing in hip and knee replacement at UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, for which he also serves as its chief technology officer.

A passionate technologist and innovator, Dr. Bini is founder and chair of the Digital Orthopaedics Conference (DOCSF), an annual technology conference that draws global leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of health care and technology.  He is also founder and incoming president of the Personalized Arthroplasty Society; he serves as the principal investigator (PI) of the UCSF Digital Orthopaedics Lab, which focuses on applying artificial intelligence (AI) to motion sensors; and he an active committee member on the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation and UCSF Health Hub Accelerator. He also serves as the chair of the Digital Health Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, consults for multinational organizations and start-ups, and has authored a book on change management and co-authored a new book on knee replacement surgical techniques.

An avid investigator, Dr. Bini’s research interests include: quantifying the impact of digital health on orthopedic care delivery; the use of sensor data to create predictive analytics using AI/ML, in partnership with Google ATAP; and bringing precision medicine to total knee procedures using caliper-based knee alignment techniques.

Dr. Bini also hosts two popular podcasts:  the Digital Orthopaedics Podcast and Digital Health 101.