Francesco Bandello is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology at University Vita-Salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. He is Academic Dean of "Corso di Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale in Medicina e Chirurgiaā€¯ at the same University.

Professor Bandello is Past-President of EURETINA, President of Academia Ophthalmologica Europea and Vice-President of EuroLam. He is Co-Editor of the European Journal of Ophthalmology and former board member of the Club Jules Gonin and Macula Society.

He is member of Executive Board of ESASO (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology) Foundation, member of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and the Accademia Nazionale di Medicina. Prof. Bandello is co-author of 9 books and he serves as a peer reviewer for grant applications for the NEI. He has authored or co-authored 361 Pub-Med articles and he served as trained Principal Investigator in several clinical trials performed following ICH/GCP and mainly concerning retinal diseases.