Martin Misfeld is a Senior Consultant and Professor of Cardiac Surgery. From 1986 – 1993 Medical School, University of Hamburg. Residency at the Department of Cardiac- and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University of Luebeck, Germany (Director: Prof. Hans-H. Sievers). MD degree in 1996. Registrar and Research Fellow at Harefield Hospital, England, under the supervision of Prof. Sir Magdi Yacoub from 1998 – 1999. PhD degree, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in 2004. German”Habilitation” in 2005. Full professor in 2010. Current positions: Co-Director, University Department of Cardiac Surgery and Leading Senior Consultant for Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center. Part-time VMO, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Hon. Prof. University of Sydney, Australia.