Cristiano Amarelli is a nonacademic cardiac surgeon involved in the field of heart transplantation during the last 15 years with a strong scientific activity in the field of transplantation, mechanical valve, and mechanical circulatory support. Born in Naples, he graduated in Naples at the Second University of Naples where in 2003 he completed his training in cardiovascular surgery. He is an active promoter of heart donation for the European Cardiothoracic Transplant Association (ECTTA) stimulating and coordinating the writing process of the European Consensus Conference on thoracic donors. With the ESOT he participates to the development of the ESOT E-learning module on Transplantation whose heart module edited with the ECTTA Board. He takes an active part to the editorial board and the historic\'s committee of the ASAIO and is an active reviewer for many journals and international meetings, worthy to be named a top peer reviewer in 2017. During last years undertake a national network looking to expand the adoption of mechanical circulatory support in Italy under the auspices of National Transplant Center and the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery. He was involved in the editorial project of the \Mechanical Circulatory Support in End-Stage Heart Failure”.