Peter Paul Vassallo graduated Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1992. He proceeed to the United Kingdom where he passed surgical examinations with the Royal colleges of surgeons in Edinburgh and Ireland. He underwent military training at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and saw operational duties in Northern Ireland and Iraq. Upon his return to Malta he was appointed registrar in cardiothoracic surgery but moved on to be commisioned Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel in the Armed Forses of Malta where he currently practices. Among his many interests watercolour painting is a recent addition.