Dr. Norbert Pallua is a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He conducted his studies at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin. After 8 years of practicing medicine in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Medical School of Hanover, he was appointed as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burn Centre of the RWTH University Hospital in Aachen in 1997. His department was accredited as a teaching hospital by the EBOPRAS in 2003. He is a member of many well-known national and international research associations and acts as a reviewer for many international medical journals.