Andrea Fontanella graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Naples and specialized in Laboratory Semiotics and Diagnostics, Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Since 2005, he is Head of the Medicine Department at the Ospedale Madonna del Buonconsiglio Fatebenefratelli in Naples, on which the Internal Medicine, Casualty, Cardiology, Oncology and Hepatology Departments depend. He is Chairman of FADOI (the Italian Federation of Associations of Hospital Doctors on Internal Medicine). He is author of over 190 publications in national and international journals. He has been speaker and/or chairman at over 550 local, national and international conferences.