Norbert Pallua is a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Born on January 21st, 1952 in Bruneck, Italy, he conducted his studies at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin. After 8 years of practising medicine in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Medical School of Hannover, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burn Center of the RWTH University Hospital in Aachen in 1997. His Department was accredited as a teaching hospital by the EBOPRAS in 2003. Prof. Pallua is a member of many well-known national and international research associations and acts as a reviewer for many international medical journals.