Riccardo A. Audisio was born in Milan, graduated in Padua (1980) and specialized in General Surgery (University of Verona-1985) and in Radiology (University of Milan-1994). Trained at the National Cancer Institute of Milan (1980-94) he was appointed deputy director at the Department of General Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan (1994-8). He moved to the UK 1999 to become Consultant Surgical Oncologist and Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool. As of February 2018 he is Professor at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
Past Editor of Surgical Oncology, Elsevier Publisher (2007-13) he is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (2013-present). Author of 260 peer-reviewed publications and 36 book chapters, Professor Audisio edited 23 book projects and is guest reviewer to 39 international scientific journals.
Professor Audisio is past-president of SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology), BASO (British Association of Surgical Oncology) and ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology). He served as an advisor to the Department of Health, UK and to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer in Older Women. His clinical research focuses on Breast Cancer, Geriatric Oncology, Education/Certification in Surgical Oncology and the optimization of Surgical Oncology in Low/Middle Income Countries.