Francesco Papalia is a fellow in training in Cardiology in North East London. He has been a member of the Italian Medical Society since 2009 and has been on the council of the society since 2014. Francesco is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the role of iron deficiency in heart failure at King’s College London, and hopes to continue to pursue a career in clinical and academic cardiology in the future. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2011, and prior to that he graduated from Barts and The London Medical School in 2008. He was born and grew up in Rome.