Prof. Alessandro Della Corte achieved his Cardiac Surgery Specialty Degree in 2004 and PhD Degree in 2008 in Naples, Italy. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2006 and Associate Professor in 2014. Since 2007 he has been working at the Adult Cardiac Surgery Unit of the Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy, with special interest in traditional and minimally-invasive surgery of the aorta and aortic valve. He is co-author of more than 180 papers in international peer-review journals (including the 2018 AATS consensus guidelines for bicuspid aortopathy and the 2021 international consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the bicuspid aortic valve), 2 monographies and 3 book chapters, editor of an e-book on bicuspid aortopathy, and an internationally-renowned speaker at scientific meetings. Particularly, he has run both single-centre and multicentre clinical and translational studies on bicuspid aortopathy and aortic dissection, that have received a large number of citations and has co-organized both national and international scientific meetings on these topics. He is currently running several national and international research projects, also involved in several collaborations with national and international research groups (including the BAVCon, the GenTAC Alliance and the IAASSG). He has been a member of the Task Force for Connective Tissue Disorders of the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and a member of the Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery scientific board.