(1962) Claudio Camponovo studied medicine at the University of Pavia. He specialized in anesthesia and intensive care at the University Hospital of Bern (Inselspital). He also received a Master's degree in underwater medicine from the University of Pisa. From 1991 to 2010 he gained experience at the Regional hospital in Lugano before being appointed deputy head of the anesthesiology service.
In 2011 he became head of the anesthesiology service at Ars Medica clinic, where he has also been medical director since 2013. He is also involved in several professional organizations, and is President of the Swiss Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Society (SUHMS).