Dr. Capallo was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1973. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and received his M.D. degree in 1977. After completing medical school, Dr. Capallo began his residency training at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He completed a one year internship in Internal Medicine from 1977-1978 and then completed a five year residency in General Surgery from 1978-1983. He then returned to the Medical College of Georgia where he completed a two year Cardiothoracic Surgery residency from 1983-1985. After completion of his training, Dr. Capallo returned to Savannah, Georgia, where he has been in private practice since 1985. His practice includes Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Capallo, is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has completed recertification by both Boards. He holds membership in many professional organizations including the American Medical Association, Georgia Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, Southern Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.