Professor Piero Nicolai is Head of the Section of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Neurosciences at the Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova Policlinico and Professsor of Otorhinolaryngology and Director of the residency program in Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Padova. From 2006 to 2019 he has served as Professor and Chairman of the Unit of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at ASST Spedali Civili Brescia - University of Brescia. He received his MD degree at the University of Padova, where he completed his residency program in Otorhinolaryngology, and subsequently in Medical Oncology. His clinical and research activities are mainly focused on head and neck oncology and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Prof. Nicolai has authored or co-authored more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 61 book chapters. He has been co-editor of 6 books, and Editor of 6 issues of Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery on Head and Neck Oncology. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, Head and Neck, International Journal of Head & Neck Surgery, The Laryngoscope and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Oncology – Head and Neck Cancer Section.