Professor Alessandro Della Corte achieved his Cardiac Surgery Specialty Degree in 2004 and PhD Degree in 2008 Naples, Italy. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2006 and Associate Professor in 2014. Since 2007 he has been working as staff surgeon at the Adult Cardiac Surgery Unit of the Monaldi Hospital, Naples, with particular interest in surgery of the aorta and aortic valve, also co-running the aortic endovascular treatment programme since 2007. Author of more than 130 abstracts and 135 papers published in international peer-review journals; co-author of 1 monography and 3 book chapters, editor of an eBook on bicuspid aortopathy; fellow of the EACTS, the Heart Valve Society and the Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery. He is currently running several research projects on bicuspid aortic valve and diseases of the aorta and also involved in several collaborations with national and international research groups (including the International Bicuspid Aortic Valve Consortium and the International Aortic Arch Surgery Study Group).