Peter Licht is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southern Danish University, Odense, Denmark and a senior consultant in general thoracic surgery at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Odense University Hospital. He graduated from Copenhagen University Medical School in 1990 and completed his surgical residency and fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Aarhus and Odense University Hospital, Denmark. He is currently Chair of the EACTS Thoracic Domain. His clinical interests are focused on minimally invasive thoracic surgery and he runs several international VATS lobectomy seminars every year. His research includes clinical and experimental studies and he has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in international journals as well as several book chapters. He is a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Surgery.