Dr. Federico Piscione, MD, FESC, born in 1948, graduated in 1972 from School of Medicine, University of Naples, Italy. Since 2002, he is Associated Professor at the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Head of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology, Federico II University in Naples, Italy. Dr. Piscione has written almost 150 articles, 25 chapters in books, and participated in the organization of 18 national and international meetings and congresses. He is a member of Italian Society of Cardiology, Italian Society of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, New York Academy of Sciences and European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Piscione has received research awards from Italo-American Medical Education Foundation, Clinical Medicine Curriculum, Loyola University, Rome (1976) and National Council of Research, NATO Junior fellowship scheme (1982).