Rudolf Hatz is a renowned specialist for thoracic surgery with a focus on the treatment of lung tumours and lung transplantation. After graduating from Stanford University Medical School in the United States, Rudolf Hatz achieved his doctoral thesis (M.D.) at the department of cardiothoracic surgery at the Klinikum Großhadern, University of Munich. Rudolf completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and has been Director and Chairman of the Munich Thoracic Center, Klinikum of the University of Munich. The winner of several scientific awards, Rodulf annually performs more than 1000 operations on air tubes, bronchial tubes, lungs and chest wall.