Fernando Schmitt speaks to Hannah Branch, Commissioning Editor Professor Fernando Schmitt obtained his medical degree at the University of Santa Maria (Brazil) and spent his pathology residency at the Medical Faculty of Botucatu (Sao Paolo, Brazil). In addition, he completed a Clinical Cytology fellowship at Karolinska Medical Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden). In 1993, Professor Schmitt relocated to Portugal and established a breast pathology research group in addition to a fine-needle aspiration service at the Institute of Pathology and Immunology of University of Porto (Portugal). He was previously Professor of Pathology at the University of Porto, in addition to the Medical Director of the Unit of Pathology at the Institute of Pathology and Immunology of University of Porto. He has recently moved to the University of Toronto (Canada) to act as Full Professor of Pathology. He is a member of 12 national and international societies and has been an author of over 370 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Schmitt kindly serves as an Editorial Board member for several journals, including Women's Health.