Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai was born in San Remo, Italy, in 1974. He obtained his MD diploma magna cum laude at the University of Milan, Italy, in 1999. He completed compulsory military service in 2000 as Medical Officer in the 183rd Parachute Regiment of the Italian Army in Pistoia, Italy, as well as serving as Chief Medical Officer in the Task Force Falco of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in Dakovica, Kosovo. He then pursued specialist training in cardiovascular medicine, obtaining his Cardiologist diploma magna cum laude at the Catholic University, Rome, Italy, in 2004. He is currently Associate Professor in Cardiology at Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy. As a whole, he has coauthored more than 800 articles indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, has a h index of 99 in Google Scholar, and is Chief Editor of Minerva Cardioangiologica.