Isacco Montroni graduated at the Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna University Medical School in 2004 and he was admitted to the General Surgery Program in Bologna the following year. In 2009-2010 he served as General Surgery Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University) under Dr Andrew Warshaw and Dr Charles Ferguson. Dr Montroni completed his residency in 2010 as he continued his academic career as a PhD student from 2011 to 2013 focused on an international multicenter study on surgical treatment of cancer in older patients. After his PhD degree he moved back to the United States where he joined Dr Steven Wexner at the Cleveland Clinic Florida for a clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive Advanced Colorectal Surgery that he completed in 2015. After serving as colorectal surgery junior attending at the Humanitas Research Hospital with Prof Spinelli, he’s currently a staff member of the Colorectal Surgery Unit at the Ospedale per gli Infermi in Faenza. Dr Montroni is the Associate Editor for Colorectal Cancer of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), author of several peer reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters mainly focused on colorectal surgery and elderly cancer patients. Dr Montroni is a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). Former member of the Steering committee of the ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club (EYSAC), he’s currently the chair of the Surgical ad-hoc Committee the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).