Professor Markus W. Büchler is the executive director and professor of surgery at the department of surgery at Heidelberg University. He is an internationally respected expert in the field of surgery, especially in the field of pancreatic surgery. More than 2200 authored scientific manuscripts published by him focused on the molecular basis of GI cancer and pancreatic diseases as well as clinical surgical problems. He is a member of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Scotland among other societies. He has received multiple scientific awards and is a member of the editorial boards of many well-known scientific journals.