Dr. Andrea Montalto obtained his Medical Degree at 'Federico II” University School of Medicine in Neaples, Italy. After completing his residency in cardiac surgery at the University Federico II, he moved to Rome to complete the training by attending the cardiac surgery center at S. Camillo Hospital. Since 2006 he has been a permanent staff surgeon at S. Camillo Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation, Rome, Italy. Dr. Montalto has shown particular interest in the field of surgical treatment of advanced heart failure becoming familiar in the management of patients implanted with mechanical devices. Since 2012 he has been serving as the head of the VAD program at the center of cardiac surgery at the San Camillo Hospital. He is an active member of SICCH, EUROMACS.