Born in Palermo (Italy) on May 28th, 1968, Federico Cappuzzo graduated, summa cum laude, in medicine and surgery at the Palermo University in November 1992. He yielded a Degree summa cum laude in Medical Oncology at Milan University in November 1996 and the ESMO (European Society for Clinical Oncology) certification in Medical Oncology in 1997. From August 1997 to August 1999 he was recipient of an ESMO Fellowship on Gene Therapy of Lung Cancer at Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif (Paris). From April 2000 to September 2000 he attended the thoracic oncology unit at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston (USA). From November 2000 to November 2006 he was assistant professor at Ospedale Bellaria in Bologna, and from November 2006 to January 2010 he was assistant professor in Medical Oncology at Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS in Rozzano (Milano). Since January 2010 he is the Director of Medical Oncology at the Ospedale Civile in Livorno. From January 2004 to November 2004 he was visiting associate professor in Medical Oncology at University of Colorado in Denver (USA). He is member of Italian Association in Medical Oncology (AIOM), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), American Society Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASCL). Since 2006 Member of editorial board of Lung Cancer. In 2006 and 2009 he received research grants from the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) on targeted therapies in lung cancer. He is author of more than 70 papers in peer-review journals.