Dr. Daniel Hartmann, MD, PhD, is a board certified visceral surgeon at the Department of Surgery at Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University Munich. He is a clinician scientist leading a research group on molecular mechanisms of liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis. Dr. Hartmann received his medical degree at the University of Heidelberg (Director Prof. M.W. Bücher, supervisor Prof. H. Friess) with subinternships at the Duke University Medical Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He was awarded a PhD degree in molecular medicine after working for three years in the laboratories of Prof. K.L. Rudolph at the University of Ulm. After finishing his residency at the Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich, he went on to do a one-year fellowship at the Brothers of Merci Hospital Munich. His work has appeared in more than 80 publications, including Cell, Cancer Cell, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nature Communications and he received several awards, such as the Walter Brendel Price or the Ferdinand Sauerbruch Research Price. He is an active European Digestive Surgery (EDS) Council member since 2014 and represents the European Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (ESSAT) at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Public Affairs Committee.