- High school dropout
- St. Joseph Franciscan Seminary, Westmont, IL, 1.5 years
- De La Salle High School, Chicago, 1.5 years
- U.S. Air Force, 19 months
Chosen One of L.A.’s 100 Most Fascinating People by Best of Los Angeles Award Community
Nomination and induction, Accademia di Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily
Award, Corp America, CEO of the Year, Errant Gene Therapeutics
Award from India Thalassemia Foundation
Award from UN Organization Thalassemia International Foundation
Award from Cooley’s Anemia International
Award for Video of the Year, Italy for song, Living Without You
Wrote music for movie Focaccia Blues (winner of Golden Globe Award)
Award from Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
Award, Pugliese del’Anno, with Director Michele Placido
Award from Scriptapalooza for screenplay Blind Faith
Award from Giffone Film Festival for music video, It’s Your Time
Selected Work Experience
PHARMACEUTICALS AND GENE THERAPY:
2003 – Present:
CEO, San Rocco Therapeutics (Formerly Errant Gene Therapeutics; Gene Therapy Company)
- Founder and Managing Director
- Work with patients, patient groups, parents, researchers, doctors, scientists and other
1995 – 2003:
- Beacon Pharmaceuticals 1995; founded with John Walton, Michael Ahern, Michael Pierce, and Sandy and Walter Hayhurst
1993 – 1995:
- Emerging Pharmaceutical Technologies; founded with Sandy and Walter Hayhurst
1978 – 2015:
Bridgeport Securities Group, Chicago:
- Had 18 traders on the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange
- Bridgeport Securities Group was a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Swiss Options, Futures Exchange, and Eurex
- Received a Swiss Banking license in 2001 as BPT Trading of Lausanne and Zurich Switzerland
- Personally traded at times until 2015
Girondi, Patrick. New City: A Story about Race Baiting and Hope on the South Side of Chicago. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2023. Print
Girondi, Patrick. Flight of the Rondone: High School VS Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2022. Print. (#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller)
Finley, Patrick. Diamond in the Rough. Chicago: Bari, 1986. Print.
- Agent Samuel Freifeld, also represented Saul Bellow, Lenny Bruce, Nelson Algren
(Completed / Performed)
2009: Faded Genes
2008: Blind Faith
2007: Gente per Bene (Produced and Performed in Puglia, Italy at Gravina Theater of San Sebastiano)
Il Funerale del Sole
La Legge dal Signore
Il Personaggi e Panelli
Published Articles & Editorials
“Patrick Girondi, Esteemed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Indy Music Artist, Examines the Costs of Medicine & the Debate
Over Money.” EIN Presswire, 5 Jan. 2023, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/607746891/patrick-girondi-
Girondi, Patrick. “Bluebird Bio’s $2.8 Million Gene Therapy: Criminals in Healthcare.” TrialSite News, 25 Aug. 2022, https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/bluebird-bios-2.8-million-gene-therapy-criminals-in-healthcare-f4121afd.
Selected Press: Pharmaceutical Company
“Patrick Girondi, Acclaimed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Indy Music Artist, Chosen One of L.A.’s 100 Most Fascinating People 2022.” EIN Presswire, 8 Dec. 2022, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/605337522/patrick-girondi- acclaimed-gene-therapy-pioneer-indy-music-artist-chosen-one-of-l-a-s-100-most-fascinating-people-2022.
Bluebird Files Iprs to Invalidate San Rocco Therapeutics’ Patents-What Does This Imply for Investor Risk?, 12 Nov. 2022, www.trialsitenews.com/a/bluebird-files-iprs-to-invalidate-san-rocco-therapeutics-patentswhat-does-imply-for-investor-risk-ebe281a9.
“La Times Piece Glosses over Gritty Realities Beta Thalassemia Gene Therapy: Bluebird Bio vs. San Rocco Therapeutics.” TrialSite News, 11 Sept. 2022, https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/la-times-piece-glosses-over-gritty- realities-beta-thalassemia-gene-therapy-bluebird-bio-vs.-san-rocco-therapeutics-34b74085.
- “Bluebird Bio’s $2.8 Million Gene Therapy: Criminals in Healthcare.” EIN Presswire, 6 Sept. 2022, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/588915028/bluebird-bio-s-2-8-million-gene-therapy-criminals-in-healthcare.
- “FDA Rejects Petition for Review of Gene Therapy Product for Safety Concerns Involving Vulnerable Patient Population.” FDA Rejects Petition for Review of Gene Therapy Product for Safety Concerns Involving Vulnerable Patient Population, 1 Sept. 2022, https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/fda-rejects-petition-for-review-of-genetherapy-product-for-safety-concerns-involving-vulnerable-patient-population-dc2cb736.
- Sandburg, Brenda. “US FDA Quashes Citizen Petition Against Bluebird’s Zynteglo That Cited Patent, Safety Concerns.” Pink Sheet, 29 Aug. 2022, https://pink.pharmaintelligence.informa.com/PS146907/US-FDA-Quashes-Citizen-Petition-Against-Bluebirds-Zynteglo-That-Cited-Patent-Safety-Concerns.
- “FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Beta-Thalassemia Patients Who Require Regular Red Blood Cell Transfusions: $2.8m Cost.” TrialSite News, TrialSite News, 18 Aug. 2022, https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/fda-approves-firstgene-therapy-for-beta-thalassemia-patients-who-require-regular-red-blood-cell-transfusions-2.8m-cost-10d5a32d.
- “Megan Euker, Acclaimed Project Manager, Wins Coveted Award SAN ROCCO THERAPEUTICS (SRT) Announces.” 15 July 2022, https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/581508759/megan-euker-acclaimed-project-manager-winscoveted-award-san-rocco-therapeutics-srt-announces.
- “Family Man” Saga: Amended Complaint Filed by San Rocco Therapeutics Against Memorial Sloan Kettering, New Charge of Fraudulent Inducement, 13 July 2022, https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/family-man-saga-amendedcomplaint-filed-by-san-rocco-therapeutics-against-memorial-sloan-kettering-new-charge-of-fraudulentinducement-75e4068a.
- “San Rocco Therapeutics, LLC (‘SRT’) Pushes Clinical Trial for a Curative Treatment for Beta-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease.” Yahoo!, Yahoo!, https://www.yahoo.com/now/san-rocco-therapeutics-llc-srt-115500153.html.
- Q&A: CEO Patrick Girondi Says San Rocco’s Gene Therapy Research into Thalassemia Treatments Is a Labor of Love, https://www.trialsitenews.com/p/trialsitenews/qa-ceo-patrizio-girondi-says-san-roccos-gene-therapy-researchinto-thalassemia-treatments-is-a-labor-of-love.
- Keown, Alex. “Errant Escalates Complaints to Lawsuit over Bluebird Bio’s Gene Therapy.” BioSpace, BioSpace, 26 Oct. 2021, https://www.biospace.com/article/errant-gene-therapeutics-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-againstbluebird-bio/.
- Dunleavy, Kevin. “Tiny Biotech Errant Sues Bluebird for Patent Infringement in Developing Gene Therapy Lentiglobin.” FiercePharma, 25 Oct. 2021, https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/tiny-biotech-errant-suesbluebird-for-patent-infringement-developing-zynteglo-lentiglobin.
- Sullivan, Josh. “Simmering Feud between Bluebird and a Rival Continues with Allegations of Patent Fraud.” Endpoints News, Endpoints News, 25 Oct. 2021, https://endpts.com/feud-between-errant-and-bluebirdcontinues-as-lawsuit-alleging-patent-fraud-filed-in-district-court/.
- Staff, TrialSite, et al. “Errant Gene Therapeutics, LLC (‘EGT’), Files Patent Infringement Complaint against Defendant Bluebird Bio.” TrialSiteNews, 23 Oct. 2021, https://trialsitenews.com/errant-gene-therapeutics-llc-egt-files-patentinfringement-
- Yasiejko, Christopher. “Bluebird Is Sued over Patents Related to Blood-Disease Drug.” News.bloomberglaw.com, 21 Oct. 2021, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/bluebird-is-sued-over-patents-related-toblood-disease-drug.
- “San Rocco Therapeutics Scientific Founder Dr. Michel Sadelain Is Recipient of American Cell and Gene Therapy’s Highest Honor.” Business Wire, San Rocco Therapeutics, 17 May 2021, www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210517005221/en/San-Rocco-Therapeutics-Scientific-Founder-Dr.-Michel-Sadelain-is-Recipient-of-American-Cell-and-Gene-Therapy%E2%80%99s-Highest-Honor.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics Becomes San Rocco Therapeutics.” Business Wire, 5 May 2021, www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210505005201/en.
- “UK’s NICE Rejects Bluebird Bio: Questions Value Price Tag & Nominal Clinical Evidence While Sponsor Shocked.” Trial Site News, 15 Feb. 2021, trialsitenews.com/uks-nice-rejects-bluebird-bio-questions-value-price-tag-nominal-clinical-evidence-while-sponsor-shocked/.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics, LLC (‘EGT’) Pushing Clinical Trial of Potentially Curative Treatment for Beta-Thalassemia and Eventually Sickle Cell Disease.” Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo!, 11 Jan. 2021, au.finance.yahoo.com/news/errant-gene-therapeutics-llc-egt-120000161.html.
- “Former Chicago Trader Battles Medical Science Giants over Gene Therapy Deal.” Crain’s Chicago Business, 30 Oct. 2020, www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/former-chicago-trader-battles-medical-science-giants-over-gene-therapy-deal.
- “The Family Man Gets His Day in Court: EGT Vs. Bluebird Bio.” Trial Site News, 30 Oct. 2020, www.trialsitenews.com/the-family-man-gets-his-day-in-court-egt-vs-bluebird-bio/.
- Martin, Andy. “Ex-Trader Takes Sloan-Kettering to Court Over Gene Therapy Deal.” Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg, 29 Oct. 2020, www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-29/ex-trader-takes-sloan-kettering-to-court-over-gene-therapy-deal.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics’ Gene Therapy Vector Shows Promise for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients.” Trial Site News, 24 May 2020, www.trialsitenews.com/errant-gene-therapeutics-gene-therapy-vector-shows-promise-for-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassemia-patients/.
- BioSpace. “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Appeals Court.” BioSpace, BioSpace, 7 May 2020, www.biospace.com/article/releases/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-appeals-court-/.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Appeals Court.” MarketWatch, MarketWatch, 7 May 2020, www.marketwatch.com/press-release/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-appeals-court-2020-05-07.
- “Pharma Drama: Bluebird Bio, Inc. Directors Accused of ‘Grossly Excessive’ Compensation While Separate Errant Gene Therapeutics Lawsuit Heads for Trial.” Trial Site News, 3 Apr. 2020, www.trialsitenews.com/pharma-drama-bluebird-bio-inc-directors-accused-of-grossly-excessive-compensation-while-separate-errant-gene-therapeutics-lawsuit-heads-for-trial/.
- “The Watchlist Series: David Vs Goliath, An Interview With Patrick Girondi.” TrialSite News, 13 Feb. 2020, youtu.be/6mWisUUoZKs.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics Update: Tanzania, Court Appeals and More.” Trial Site News, 18 Nov. 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/errant-gene-therapeutics-update-tanzania-court-appeals-and-more/.
- “Their Justice-Driven Road to Prosecution: Errant Gene Therapeutics vs. Third Rock Ventures.” Trial Site News, 27 Sept. 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/their-justice-driven-road-to-prosecution-errant-grant-therapeutics-vs-third-rock-ventures/.
- “An Interview with Patrick Girondi and His Fight Against Crony Medicine: Podcast S1 E8.” Trial Site News, 12 Sept. 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/an-interview-with-patrick-girondi-and-his-fight-against-crony-medicine-podcast-s1-e8/.
- “An Interview with Patrick Girondi and His Fight Against Crony Medicine | Podcast S1 E8.” YouTube, TrialSite News, 11 Sept. 2019, youtu.be/rz_1zv5CAYw. Accessed 16 Sept. 2019.
- “Summaries of Errant Gene Therapeutics vs. Sloan Kettering Court Exhibits.” Trial Site News, 28 Aug. 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/summaries-of-errant-gene-therapeutics-vs-sloan-kettering-court-exhibits/.
- “Follow-Up on Errant Gene Therapeutics: Their Major Victory in New York Court.” Trial Site News, 28 Aug. 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/follow-up-on-errant-gene-therapeutics-their-major-victory-in-new-york-court/.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” AP NEWS, Associated Press, 23 Aug. 2019, www.apnews.com/Business%20Wire/a44fec270cd8424aaf3581001ac75a00.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” Tullahoma News, 23 Aug. 2019, www.tullahomanews.com/news/business/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york/article_b507e667-1573-5009-bedb-2c64ab39eaf1.html.
- BioSpace. “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” BioSpace, BioSpace, 23 Aug. 2019, www.biospace.com/article/releases/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-court/.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo!, 23 Aug. 2019, finance.yahoo.com/news/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-121000927.html.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” MarketWatch, 23 Aug. 2019, www.marketwatch.com/press-release/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-court-2019-08-23.
- Wire, Business. “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” Benzinga, 23 Aug. 2019, www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/08/b14318588/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-court.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” News On 6, www.newson6.com/story/40955633/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-court.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” Morningstar, Business Wire, 23 Aug. 2019, www.morningstar.com/news/business-wire/20190823005031/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-court.
- “Errant Gene Therapeutics (EGT) Wins Major Victory in New York Court.” NBC2 News, www.nbc-2.com/story/40955633/errant-gene-therapeutics-egt-wins-major-victory-in-new-york-court.
- “A Familyman’s Battle Against the Forefront of Capitalist Medicine: The Case of Errant Gene Therapeutics.” Trial Site News, 30 July 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/a-familymans-battle-against-the-forefront-of-capitalist-medicine-the-case-of-errant-gene-therapeutics/.
- “Did VC Third Rock Conspire with BlueBird Bio to Hurt Errant Gene Therapeutics?” Trial Site News, 19 June 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/did-vc-third-rock-conspire-with-bluebird-bio-to-hurt-errant-gene-therapeutics/.
- Grover, Natalie. “Chicago Biotech Argues Bluebird, Third Rock ‘Killed’ Its Rival, Pioneering Thalassemia Gene Therapy in Lawsuit.” Endpoints News, Endpoints News, 19 June 2019, endpts.com/chicago-biotech-argues-bluebird-third-rock-killed-its-rival-pioneering-thalassemia-gene-therapy-in-lawsuit/.
- Paavola, Alia. “Chicago Biotech Sues Venture Capital Firm, Bluebird Bio CEO overAttempt to ‘Kill’ Rival Medical Treatment: Errant Gene Therapeutics, a Biotech Company Based in Chicago, Is Suing a Venture Capital Firm and BlueBird Bio’s CEO, Claiming the Two Parties Worked to ‘Kill’ a Competing Medical Treatment, According to The Boston Business Journal.” Becker’s Hospital Review, 18 June 2019, www.beckershospitalreview.com/pharmacy/chicago-biotech-sues-venture-capital-firm-bluebird-bio-ceo-over-attempt-to-kill-rival-medical-treatment.html.
- DeAngelis, Angela. “Chicago Biotech Sues Third Rock, Bluebird Bio CEO over Gene Therapy License.” Boston Business Journal, 13 June 2019, 9:08 pm EDT, www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/06/13/chicago-biotech-sues-third-rock-bluebird-bio-ceo.html?s=print.
- Feldman, J. “Patrick Girondi, Bridgeport Native, to Discuss Orphan Disease Project.” Bridgeport News, 30 May 2018, pp. 1–1.
- Posses, Shayna. “Sloan Kettering Secures Sanctions In Drug IP Case – Law360.” Law360 – The Newswire for Business Lawyers, Law360, 6 June 2017, www.law360.com/articles/931443/sloan-kettering-secures-sanctions-in-drug-ip-case.
- Guarnaccia, Matthew. “Sloan Kettering Seeks More Sanctions In Drug IP Case.” Law360. N.p., 9 Feb. 2017. Web. <https://www.law360.com/articles/890374/sloan-kettering-seeks-more-sanctions-in-drug-ip-case->.
- Strickler, Andrew. “Sanction Bid in Dismissed IP Case Still Valid, Sloan Says.” Law360. N.p., 20 Jan. 2017. Web. <https://www.law360.com/newyork/articles/883199/sanction-bid-in-dismissed-ip-case-still-valid-sloan-says>.
- Siegal, Daniel. “Niro Attys Again Face Sanctions In Sloan-Kettering IP Row.” Law360. N.p., 18 Jan. 2017. Web. <https://www.law360.com/articles/882195?scroll=1>.
- “Errant Gene, Sloan Kettering Spar Over ‘Secret Agreement,’ Sanctions.” Bloomberg BNA16 Nov. 2016: 671-73. Print.
- Pollack, Andrew. “Il Coraggio Di Un Padre Italiano Nella Sfida Contro “Sloan Kettering” per Salvare Il Figlio Malato.” Tike.news Redazione. N.p., 4 July 2016. Web. <http://tike.news/Articolo/patrick-girondi-contro-lo-sloan-kettering-per-salvare-il-figlio-malato>.
- Aquino, John T. “Breach, Fraud Claims Against Sloan-Kettering Survive.” Bloomberg BNA. N.p., 20 Jan. 2016. Web. <https://www.bna.com/breach-fraud-claims-n57982066409/>.
- Pollack, Andrew. “Streetwise Father Takes On Sloan Kettering to Save His Sick Son.” New York Times 16 Oct. 2015: n. pag. Print.<https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/business/lawsuit-accuses-sloan-kettering-of-delaying-gene-therapy-for-rare-blood-disease.html>.
- “Lawsuit Accuses Sloan Kettering of Delaying Gene Therapy for Rare Blood Disease.” FirstWord Pharma (15 Oct. 2015): n. pag. Web. <http://www.firstwordpharma.com/node/1323337#axzz4Z6HUMcdC>.
- “Talassemia, Flagello per India E Italia.” THADREV ONLUS. N.p., 3 Sept. 2014. Web. <http://www.thadrev.com/index.php/it/eventi-e-news/42-news-2>.
- “Beta-Thalassemia Treatment Approved For FDA’s Clinical Phase I Trials.” CSR Wire (13 Nov. 2012): n. pag. CSR Wire. Web. <http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/34862-Beta-Thalassemia-Treatment-Approved-For-FDA-s-Clinical-Phase-I-Trials%22>.
- “EGT Welcomes FDA Clinical Phase I Trial Approval.” Bridgeport News 73 (29 Aug. 2012): 1. Web. <http://www.bridgeportnews.net/08-29-2012.pdf>.
- Del Vecchio, Agostino. “Talassemia, Il Futuro Della Ricerca è (anche) in Puglia.” Stato Quotidiano. N.p., 20 Oct. 2009. Web. <http://www.statoquotidiano.it/20/10/2009/talassemia-il-futuro-della-ricerca-e-anche-in-puglia/2369/>.
- “A Family Health Story: A Dad’s Fight to Keep His Son Alive.” A Family Health Story: A Dad’s Fight to Keep His Son Alive (17 Aug. 2009): n. pag. Web. <https://tfpak.wordpress.com/tag/anemia/page/3/>.
- Jasinski, Agnes. “Businessman a Father Figure for ‘orphan’ Diseases Dad Champions Research for Rare, Little-known Conditions.” Chicago Tribune 1 July 2009: n. pag. Web. <http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-07-01/news/0906290400_1_orphan-diseases-orphan-diseases-thalassemia>.
Sorino, Benedetto. “Pat, Un Pugliese a Chicago <<angelo>> dei talassemici.” La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno, 8 Feb. 2009, pp. 19–19.
- Pepe, Onofrio, and Lara Musard. “One Man’s Story Born In America, Highly Considered in Altamura.” Corriere Della Sera. N.p., 2006. Web. <https://www.patrickgirondi.com/For_my_Friends/Italian.pdf>.
- Ingrosso, Maria. “Un Cuore Barese Contro La Talassemia.” La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno, 7 Sept. 2006.
- Krauss, Michael. “Biotech Entrepreneur Girondi Seeks Orphan Disease, Son’s Cure.” Chicago Sun-Times, 28 Aug. 2006.
“When Vision Becomes Reality.” Renaissance: The Journal of the University of Notre Dame College of Science, 2004, pp. 11–15.
Koo, Carolyn Guinzio. “A Father’s Love: Girondi Combats Deadly Disorder.” Fra Noi, Feb. 1994, pp. 04–05.
Selected Press: Writing
- “Patrick Girondi, Acclaimed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author, Releases 2nd Book in 7
Months:” LBN Examiner, LBN Examiner, 15 Dec. 2022, http://lbnexaminer.com/.
- “Patrick Girondi, Acclaimed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Releases 2nd Book in 7 Months.” EIN Presswire, 23 Nov. 2022, https://world.einnews.com/pr_news/602084213/patrick-girondi-acclaimed- gene-therapy-pioneer-wall-street-journal-best-selling-author-releases-2nd-book-in-7-months.
- Patrick Girondi’s Flight of the Rondone Just Released as Audiobook.” EIN Presswire, 11 Aug. 2022, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/585626534/patrick-girondi-s-flight-of-the-rondone-just-released-asaudiobook. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022
- Online Book Club Reviewer. Review of Review of Flight of the Rondone, Review of Flight of the Rondone: High School Dropout VS Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life Onlinebookclub.org, 5 Aug. 2022. https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?p=1993314&sid=fe8bfebcf6fd402736d02e3b9d1fd0c0#p1993314
- “Patrick Girondi’s, Lauded Gene Therapy Pioneer, Book ‘Flight of the Rondone’ Tops #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller List.” 21 July 2022, https://www.einnews.com/amp/pr_news/582043311/patrick-girondi-s-lauded-gene-therapypioneer-book-flight-of-the-rondone-tops-1-wall-street-journal-bestseller-list.
- “Bestselling Books Week Ended July 02.” Wall Street Journal , 7 July 2022. Patrick Girondi, #1, Flight of the Rondone https://www.wsj.com/articles/bestselling-books-week-ended-july-02-11657220685?st=aadf662dosccypf&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
- Kaz, Adam. Review of Review: Flight of the Rondone: High School Dropout vs. Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life, by Patrick Girondi, Third Coast Review: Chicago Arts and Culture Curated, https://thirdcoastreview.com/2022/06/04/review-flight-of-the-rondone-high-school-dropout-vs-big-pharma-the-fight-to-save-my-sonslife-by-patrick-girondi/
- Clemente, Savio P. “Author Patrick Girondi on Becoming Free from the Fear of Failure.” Medium, Authority Magazine, 29 Apr. 2022, https://medium.com/authority-magazine/author-patrick-girondi-on-becoming-free-from-the-fear-offailure-54b6112801a1.
- Altamuralive.it. “The Book by the Altamurano Patrick Girondi, New York Times: ‘A Story Destined for Television.’” Altamuralive.it, 7 Feb. 2022, https://www.altamuralive.it/news/attualita/1092821/il-libro-dellaltamurano-patrickgirondi-new-york-times-una-storia-destinata-alla-televisione. Accessed 7 Feb. 2022.
- Gray, Geoffrey. “Old Blood.” TRUE INK, 18 Nov. 2019, true.ink/story/old-blood/.
“‘Diamond’ Details Life on South Side.” Chicago Daily Southtown Economist, 20 July 1986.
- https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-3768364.html “New Pat Finley Book Tells of Hard Life in Bridgeport.” Back of the Yards Journal Weekly, 9 July 1986.
Sweet, Lynn, et al. “‘Poor Man’ Finley’s Story Is a Rich One.” Chicago Sun-Times, 7 July 1986.
Euker, Megan, director/editor. Flight of the Rondone movie trailer. YouTube, 25 Dec. 2022, https://youtu.be/hRAnFvDIM0o
Euker, Megan, director/editor. New City: A Story about Race Baiting and Hope on the South Side of Chicago by Patrick Girondi (Trailer). YouTube, 14 Nov. 2022, youtu.be/QjPQbiDrhrQ.
- Euker, Megan, director, editor. Flight of the Rondone by Patrick Girondi Book Trailer . YouTube, 20 July 2022, youtu.be/e_47ho6-3Ts.
- Brown, Jared, editor. Flight of the Rondone Book and Music Trailer. YouTube, 5 Feb. 2022, https://youtu.be/2w4KywHPshQ.
Selected Press: Music
“Patrick Girondi, Renowned Gene Therapy Pioneer/Indy Music Artist, Entertains N.Y. City 2 Nights in January.”
EINPresswire, 12 Jan. 2023, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/609744328/patrick-girondi-renowned-gene-
Girondi, Patrick. “Soundtrack for Simplee Fashion Runway Show, Tokyo.” 2022, Tokyo, Japan.
- “Love That Girl Music Video Released by Patrick Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream.” Ein Presswire, 6 Sept. 2022, https://www.einpresswire.com/article/588575768/love-that-girl-music-video-released-by-patrick-girondi-and-theorphan-s-dream.
- “C2 Ce Felice Griesi Del 21 Mag 2021 Ospite Pat Girondi.” YouTube, 21 May 2021, youtu.be/_wSvUqi8zjI
- Doe, Helen. Review of New Motown-Inspired Funk Single On The Dangers of Overmedication Released, Newswire, 11 May 2021, newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00203368-https-www-musicgateway-com.html.
- “Pat Girondi – Just Another Tuesday (2020).” The Other Side Reviews, 13 Feb. 2021, www.theothersidereviews.com/pat-girondi-just-another-tuesday-2020/.
- Facendola, Annalisa. “Pat Girondi & The Orphan’s Dream: Note Da Sogno.” Free, 11 Feb. 2021, pp. 78–79.
- “Farelive HD Label Presenta Il Cd ‘Orphan’s Return’ Di Pat Girondi& The Orphan’s Dream Band.” Sassilive. it, 30 Oct. 2020, www.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spettacoli/musica-cultura-e-spettacoli/farelive-hd-label-presenta-il-cd-orpahns-return-di-pat-girondi-the-orphans-dream-band/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=d06dcf38efc35571013faf8f027093f3eb24699c-1609017031-0-ARpVz2_EAO0jc3GdwkAzcaSDELlT5NZ0lRSXcy0awWGCuUPvN3btUNDmsN-8h2Cvqf_vxeTKxl5Woa1wCR50LRFOmjpcV8cDynSu3MWuwEuwodzehjZxYWLigpJy0b1IRuujYK9xCMrtpdPCU_e_0Cm3CY8_r18XzwtjtCXf1JdCVKsdmirDYIkmxIbguapxNy3LbMab4yjOW2w7xkACtyC-LuyDaHVRul63tILxMM32cSRsYh2Uo-e9mtfxNh2nNRwGB6f2oUsiYZ7qjZpZOIeo-jntdr7m1s_IlRYmcmmAPyTI3uYLZ78uHvDbZegHm39MOxN1QuVBb49IRbQUd6WKKUVx-8wS9janF3SZf7GzVGL6Kdcwb-pjOPuqYjfyXderPU5K7ZF80ySnD9xdWU36sNSBvLDfw8ImZCQmxi43aj2pBF6oCopitLCaqsdgb_cC2DEH6eaCIClkXpj7KUGSmcJE7RPcNbD6xjdMjwgr.
- Fontanarosa, Enzo. “Canta La Voglia Di Vita Con Grande Energia Pat Girondi e Enzo Matera Tra Musica e Beneficenza.” La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno, 29 Oct. 2020.
- “Pat Girondi and Orphan’s Dream: Il Concerto Di Sabato Sera Al Nautoscopio.” Balarm.it, www.balarm.it/eventi/pat-girondi-and-orphan-s-dream-il-concerto-di-sabato-sera-al-nautoscopio-107545.
- “Approfondimento. A Matera la notte delle malattie rare, Pat Girondi in concerto.” Interview by Francesco Giusto. TRM television, Matera/Basilicata, Italy, 29 Dec. 2017. Italy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iJY_a-yokc
- Capolupo, Michele. “Orphan’s Night con Pat Girondi e la sua band nei Sassi di Matera, la notte delle malattie rare a Casa Cava.” Sassilive.it, 29 December 2017. http://m.sassilive.it/cultura-e-spettacoli/musica-cultura-e-spettacoli/orphans-night-con-pat-girondi-e-la-sua-band-nei-sassi-di-matera-la-notte-delle-malattie-rare-a-casa-cava/
- Losignore, Antonella. “A Matera La Notte Delle Malattie Rare, Concerto Di Pat Girondi – Trmtv.” Trmtv.it, 27 December 2017. www.trmtv.it/home/cultura/2017_12_27/159835.html.
- Martina, Franco. “GEZZIAMOCI CON UNA ESTATE IN TOUR…JAZZ.” Blog post. Giornalemio.it. N.p., 23 June 2016. Web. <http://giornalemio.it/eventi/gezziamoci-con-una-estate-in-tourjazz/>.
- “La Focaccia Pugliese Sbarca Negli USA.” Blog post. Andata E Ritorno: Viaggi E Turismo in Puglia. N.p., 2011. Web. <http://andata-ritorno-bari.blogautore.repubblica.it/category/cinema/?refresh_ce>.
- Colonna, Anna Maria. “La Grinta E La Voce Di Pat G in Piazza Repubblica.” AltamuraLife. AltamuraLife, 09 Aug. 2010. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. <https://www.altamuralife.it/notizie/la-grinta-e-la-voce-di-pat-g-in-piazza-repubblica/>.
- https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-3768364.html “New Pat Finley Book Tells of Hard Life in Bridgeport.” Back of the Yards Journal Weekly, 9 July 1986.
Selected Press: Miscellaneous
- “Taranto Finanza Forum: Direzione Mondo.” Sportello Aperto: Periodico Di Economia, Cultura, E Sociale 3 (Nov. 2010): 6. Web. <https://www.bccsanmarzano.it/pdf/sa_novembre10.pdf>.
“LA NUOVA AMERICA/A Chicago La Festa Dei Pugliesi per Obama.” La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno, 06 Nov. 2008. https://www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/news/home/85023/la-nuova-america-a-chicago-la-festa-dei-pugliesi- per-obama.html
“The 25 Most Eligible Bachelors in America (Patrick Finley Girondi).” Playgirl, July 1988, pp. 30–30.
Paul, Marla. “Trading Faces: A Look at the Many Sides of Pat Finley.” Sun-Times, 14 Dec. 1986, pp. 5–8.
“Finley Holds Annual Pumpkin Jamboree.” 25 Oct. 1986.
- Dold, R. Bruce, and Laurie Cohen. “COUNTY CLERK CANDIDATE GENEROUS AS HE IS ORNERY.” Chicago Tribune, 23 Jan.
Hanania, Raymond. “Party for Kids Is Santa’s ‘Thank You’.” Southtown Economist, 21 Dec. 1983, pp. 3–3.
Televised Appearances, Podcasts, Radio
Demas, Jennifer, director. Author Visit: Patrick Girondi | Fort Worth Public Library. YouTube, 17 Jan. 2023,
“The Doug Stephan Show with Guest Patrick Girondi.” Stephan, Doug, director. The Doug Stephan Show, 11 Jan. 2023
- Griesi, Felice and Patrick Girondi. C2 Ce Felice Griesi Del 7 Ott 2022 Ospite Patrick Girondi. Canale 2, 7 Oct. 2022, https://youtu.be/ms1LO4M-kMQ.
- Youker, Ethan. “American Medicine Today”, WFLA-Tampa, 14 Oct. 2022. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139- american-medicine-today-27091412/episode/patrick-girondi-flight-of-the-103624458/
- Eva, Barry. “A Book and A Chat: New Vision Radio with Patrick Girondi.” New Vision Radio, Bristol, Connecticut, 30 Aug. 2022.
- O’Connor, Dan. “Pursuing Cures: Patrick Girondi Talks Legal Battle to Get Blood Disorder Drug Released.” TrialSite News, YouTube, 6 Aug. 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T6q-jbIpoQ
- Levantino, Barney. “Syosset Public Library with Patrick Girondi.” Syosset , New York, 2 Aug. 2022.
- Griesi, Felice. “C2 Ce Felice Griesi Del 6 Lug 2022 Ospiti Patrick Girondi e Brian Connors.” Canale 2, 6 July 2022. https://youtu.be/FDQ0CN4zP5Y
- Kaminsky, Ross. The Ross Kaminsky Show, 6 July 2022.
- Gillem, Denny. Frontlines of Freedom, 4 July 2022.
- Gill, Patzi. “Tan Talk Radio/Joy on Paper.” Joy on Paper with Patrick Girondi, Tan Talk Radio, 28 June 2022. https://radio-joyonpaper.com/author-interview-patrick-girondi/
- “Barr Memorial Library Interview with Patrick Girondi.” 22 June 2022.
- Fuchs, Ben. “‘The Bright Side Radio Show’ with Patrick Girondi.” “The Bright Side Radio Show”/Genesis Communications , 11 June 2022.
- Guyardo, Gayle. “Bloom TV with Patrick Girondi.” Bloom TV with Guest Patrick Girondi, 7 June 2022. https://www. wfla.com/bloom/high-school-drop-out-vs-big-pharma-the-fight-to-save-my-sons-life
- Seebo, Donna. “Donna Seebo Show with Patrick Girondi.” Donna Seebo Show, 6 June 2022.
- Jones, Danny. “Italian Gangster Takes On Big Pharma to Save His Sick Son.” Koncrete, 6 June 2022. https://youtu.be/DcSXiBvS6Dk
- Busbee, John. The Culture Buzz with John Busbee, 6 June 2022.
- Harant, Andy. Cuyahoga County Library Talk with Patrick Girondi, Parma, Ohio, 1 June 2022.
- Shrand, Dr. Joe. “The Dr. Joe Show with Patrick Girondi.” The Dr. Joe Show, episode 169, 26 May 2022. https://youtu.be/Ipboa7Cauos
- Lawrence, Warren. “WKNY-AM ‘Warren in the Morning’ with Patrick Girondi.” “Warren in the Morning”, WKNY-AM, 26 May 2022.
- Potash, Larry, and Robin Baumgarten. “WGN Live with Patrick Girondi: Flight of the Rondone.” 24 May 2022. https://youtu.be/YVMdJfx60qo
- Martinez, Bill. Bill Martinez Show, Episode https://billmartinezshow.com/may-17-2022/, 16 May 2022.
- Williams, Jeff. “WSIU-FM (NPR); Interview with Patrick Girondi.” WSIU-FM (NPR), 13 May 2022.
- Farrah, Kristen. “Radio Health Journal: Interview with Patrick Girondi.” Radio Health Journal, 12 May 2022.
- “The Italian Radio Show with Tony La Stella, Featuring Patrick Girondi.” 10 May 2022.
- “Morning Show with Shelley Irwin”. WGVU-FM (NPR), 9 May 2022.
- “L’Italia Con Voi – Puntata Del 20/12/2021.” (Guest, Patrick Girondi), RAI International, 20 Dec. 2021. https://www. raiplay.it/video/2021/12/L-Italia-con-voi—Puntata-del-20122021-c505c180-d552-4fc8-9aa6-bcf9d94387f2.html
- “Pat Girondi/Telenorba.” Mattino Norba, performance by Mary De Gennaro, and Antonio Procacci, season Lunedi 8 Novembre, episode Parts 8,9,10, 8 Nov. 2021. http://www.norbaonline.it/ondemand-dettaglio. php?i=119018&parte=9
- Marchetti, Giulia. Giulia Marchetti Interviews Pat Girondi. 29 July 2021, https://youtu.be/5K3GMJs5TAM
- “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream Band per Suoni Festival Etno Jazz.” Performance by Patrick Girondi, YouTube, 28 July 2021, https://youtu.be/-NXRn_L2BWo.
- “C2 Ce Felice Griesi Del 21 Mag 2021 Ospite Pat Girondi.” YouTube, 21 May 2021, youtu.be/_wSvUqi8zjI.
- Fiore, Andrea, director. Patrick Girondi Interview with Andrea Fiore. YouTube, 14 Feb. 2021, https://youtu.be/ CveTfeN4mpc.
“An Interview with Patrick Girondi and His Fight Against Crony Medicine: Podcast S1 E8.” Trial Site News, 12 Sept. 2019, www.trialsitenews.com/an-interview-with-patrick-girondi-and-his-fight-against-crony-medicine-podcast- s1-e8/.
- “Approfondimento. A Matera la notte delle malattie rare, Pat Girondi in concerto.” Interview by Francesco Giusto. TRM television, Matera/Basilicata, Italy, 29 Dec. 2017. Italy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iJY_a-yokc
- Castoro, Arturo, director. C2 Ce Mar 17 Gen 2017 Arturo Castoro Ospite Pat Girondi. YouTube, 17 Jan. 2017, https://youtu.be/-weQ_gOKDXc.
“Famous American Chauvinists.” The Oprah Winfrey Show, created by Oprah Winfrey, 1987.
“America’s Most Eligible Bachelors.” ABC, 1986.
Rags to Riches. Created by Oprah Winfrey, 1985.
Music Recordings & Albums
2022 Orphan’s Final Chapter Produced by Farelive
2020 Orphan’s Return Produced by Farelive
2015 Orphan’s Cure Produced by Farelive
2010 Orphan’s Hope Produced by Street Factory Music/Giordano Mazzi and Ken Barnard
2008 Orphan’s Journey Produced by Street Factory Music/Giordano Mazzi and Ken Barnard
2004 Orphan’s Soul Produced by Street Factory Music/Ken Barnard
Live Music Performances and Festivals
MUSIC PRODUCERS: FARELIVE AND CHECCO ANGELASTRO; PROMOTER ASTRO GROUP
PAT GIRONDI HAS PERFORMED WITH ITALIAN ACTS, I POOH AND RENZO ARBORE. HE HAS DONE PERFORMANCES AT THE CHICAGO POOR MAN BLUES FEST IN WASHINGTON PARK WITH COCO TAYLOR, RONNIE LEE GRAHAM
(24 February) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream.” Red Indian Saloon, Fiumicino, Rome, Italy.
(18, 19 January), Girondi, Patrick, Pianos NYC.
(29 December) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream Live.” Altamura, Italy, Tomo Divino.”
(9 December) Girondi, Patrick. “Patrick Girondi the Orphan’s Dream Live.” Bitritto, Bari, Italy, The Ranch.
(11 November) “Patrick Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream.” Manduria, Italy, Angele Pub.
(16 October) Girondi, Patrick, et al. “Dialoghi Di Corpi.” Altamura, Italy, CASALE CAGNAZZI Di Altamura.
(31 Aug) Ti Amo Altamura: Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream Live, Altamura, Italy, Ludi 84 Pub
(12 Aug) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream, Gallipoli, Magazzino Casotti
(26 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream, Manduria, Italy, Angele Pub
(9 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream at Teatro Ferento, Viterbo, Italy
(8 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream, Viterbo, Italy, Circolo Arci Il Cosmonauta
(28 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream at Suoni Jazz Festival Di Castrovillari, Castrovillari, Italy
(18 July) Pat Girondi – Enzo Matera and the Orphan’s Dream. Blera, Italy, Bialetti Park Hotel.
(17 July) Pat Girondi – Enzo Matera and the Orphan’s Dream. Blera, Italy, Fenix Bistrot.
(23 July) Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream. Altamura, Italy, Vico Moé.
Music and music videos featured at “THE CURE” exhibition by Megan Euker and TJ Fulfer at The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago
(September) Sanlorenzo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
(15 September) Nauto Scopio, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
(23 June) South Italy Blues Connection, Casa Cava, Matera, Italy
(07 October) Happy Day Event, Teatro Mercadante, Altamura, Italy
(17 June) South Italy Blues Connection , Casa Cava, Matera, Italy
(28 December) Casa Cava, Matera, Italy
(5 August) Blues in Town, Policoro Italy
(19 July) Porto di Palermo Jazz Fest, Italy
(17 July) San Lorenzo Blues, Palermo, Italy
(7 July) Casa Cava, Matera, Italy
(19 June) South Italian Blues Connection, Matera, Italy
(18 June) Cinetix, Matera, Italy
(14, June) Murex, Altamura, Italy
(August 18) Altamura Rock Festival, Altamura, Italy
(August 8) San Cesarea Blues Festival, Italy
(August 6) Lecce Jazz Festival, Italy
(August 4) Casarano Blues Festival, Casarano, Italy
(Feb 4) Blue Note Jazz Club, Maywood, Ill, USA
Blues, Chicago Ill, USA
(24 Aug) Rosso Bastardo Live
(July 15) Narni Blues Festival
(6 April) Harris Theater, Chicago, IL, USA
- 2022, Connors, Brian, director. Ed Asner Unscripted. 2022. With Music by Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream (Non Ci Sei).
- Cea, Vito and Sergio Palomba, directors. Il Settimo Giocatore. 2022. With Music by Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream
- Contessa, Alessandro. Focaccia Blues. 2009. With Music by Pat Girondi and the Orphan’s Dream
Selected Conferences and Public Presentations
- “In-Store Book Signing with Author Patrick Girondi for His New Book Flight of the Rondone.” 9 June 2022, Burr Ridge, Barbara’s Bookstore.
- “IMSS Hosts Author Patrick Girondi for a Book Release Reading and Signing of FLIGHT OF THE RONDONE.” 9 June 2022, Chicago, International Museum of Surgical Science Chicago. https://youtu.be/RLPYKxOtKIk
- “Book Signing and Inauguration of Flight of the Rondone by Patrick Girondi.” 3 June 2022, Chicago, Eris.
2019: Muhim Bili Medical Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2013: Nicosia, Cyprus, Thalassemia International Foundation
2012: New Delhi, India, International Foundation
2010: Palermo, Italy, Cervello Hospital, Thalassemia Convention
2008: New York, Gene Therapy Session of Thalassemia Foundation
2006: Taranto, Italy, San Marzano Banking Convention
2005: University of Bari, Italy, Thalassemia Convention
2004: University of Milan, Italy, Thalassemia Convention
University of Mainz, Germany, Rare Disease Convention
1983-2010: Robin Hood Foundation became Robin Hood Sickle Cell Anemia/Thalassemia
- Formed in 1983
- Funded last wishes for families, sending them to Disney World or buying them camcorders to make a last film for their unborn child to see
- We were the most active in Chicago where we helped people whose homes were burned or
in some cases where a loved one died
- For the family of Bob, a pizza delivery man who was shot and killed, we delivered a pizza. In the paper utensil bag was (if I remember right) $3,000 cash.
- Robin Hood became the Robin Hood Sickle Cell Anemia and Thalassemia Foundation. The last activity was when I auctioned off my Rolls Royce sometime around 2005.
Selected Professional Affiliations & Collaborations
- Bambino Gesù Roma
- Charak Palika Hospital New Delhi
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- MuhimBili Medical Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- National Institute of Health
- Ospedale Cervello Palermo
- Saint Jude Children’s Hospital
Fluency in English, Italian