Prof Gianfranco Cappello who discovered the KEN™ technique is a resident of Rome and Associate Professor of General Surgery of University of Rome La Sapienza. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Rome La Sapienza (No. prot.12066) on July 15, 1974 and subsequently received his licence in January 1975. He is the person in charge of the Regional Operative Unit for Home Artificial Feeding at the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome.
Prof Cappello has successively practiced his activity since 1974, initially only with the surgical patients and then on all other pathologies. In 1993, he was the promoter of the Region Lazio law on Home Artificial Feeding. For the first time in the world in the recent years, Prof Cappello’s team used Artificial Nutrition (AN) to acquire a quick weight loss.