Born in Paris, doctor Philippe Valenti did a fellowship in Paris university and was interested to the surgery of the upper limb under the influence of the professors Alain Gilbert and AC Masquelet. As microsurgeon, he developed his experience on hand reconstruction, nerve surgery, brachial plexus surgery and free flap transfer. He worked between 1987 -1989 with Dr Didier Patte before to travel to United states to visit Dr Rick Matsen and Dr Charles Rockwood .
In 1995, Dr Valenti was admitted in the ”Institut de la main” where he focused is activity on shoulder reconstruction( arthroplasty, arthroscopy, nerves reconstruction and tendon transfer). In 2003, Doctor Valenti is one of the designers of the first complete convertible shoulder prosthesis (Arrow shoulder arthroplasty). In 2004, Doctor Valenti was president of the French microsurgery society(GAM) and since 2008 he is the general secretary of this French microsurgery society. In 2012, He organized in Paris the congress of the European Federation Microsurgery Society (EFMS).
Doctor Philippe Valenti is a member of the French orthopaedic society(SOFCOT), French Society of Arthroscopy (SFA), European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society of Elbow and Shoulder (ASES). He is also a correspondent International Member of many Orthopaedic Societies (Chili, Columbia, Argentina, Brazil). In 2013, Dr Valenti organized with Ph Hardy the first Paris international shoulder course (PISC). We done the fourth edition in 2019 with more than 700 attendees and specialists of shoulder surgery.
This year Dr Valenti is the president of the French Academy of orthopaedic and traumatology (AOT) and past president of the French orthopaedic society of the shoulder and elbow (SOFEC).
He has over 50 publications on PubMed and has written four books including « Tendon transfer for irreparable cuff tear » (Springer).
He is also a founder and member of the French humanitarian association « Chaine de l’espoir » and Vice president of Chaine de l’espoir.
Paris shoulder unit in « institut de la Main » Clinique Bizet Paris France