Michele De Bonis is Associate Professor, Chief of Cardiac Surgery-Innovation and Research and Director of the Postgraduate School in Cardiac Surgery at San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. He completed his training in Rome and at St. George’s Hospital (London). He has been Visiting Professor at Plymouth NHS Trust (UK) and at the Cape Town University, South Africa. He is the Chairman of the Task Force on mitral and tricuspid surgery of the EACTS Adult Domain, past-Chairman of the ESC Working-Group on Cardiovascular Surgery, member of the ESC Council on VHD, “European Liaison” of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and “Core Leader” of the Mitral Valvular Research Network of the Heart Valve Society. He is a Fellow of ESC (FESC) and AHA (FAHA). He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cardiology and editorial board member of several Journals. Author/co-author of >250 peer-reviewed papers (h-index >41) and 21 book chapters. He has given more than 250 lectures. He is Co-editor of an “Edge-to-Edge Mitral Repair” book and he is reviewer for 16 international journals. His main fields of interest are mitral and tricuspid repair, minimally invasive approaches, secondary MR, mechanical circulatory support.