Angela De Palma graduated in 1998 as a medical doctor at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy. She completed her thoracic surgery residency at the Section of Thoracic Surgery, Medical School of the University of Bari and graduated as a thoracic surgeon in 2004. During her residency she attended for a period the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation of the Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Paris, France, directed by Prof. P. Dartevelle. In 2008 she got a PhD in Pathophysiology and Clinics of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System at the University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy. In 2006, she joined the Faculty staff at the Medical School of the University of Bari as Researcher and Assistant Professor in Thoracic Surgery and in 2010 she became deputy-chief of the Unit of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Bari. Currently, she is deputy-chief of the Unit of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Bari and Associate Professor in Thoracic Surgery at the Medical School of the University of Bari. Her areas of interest are early diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, oncological thoracic surgery, chest wall diseases, thoracic trauma, rare chest tumors, mesothelioma, thymic malignancies, pediatric bronchoscopy and thoracic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery.