Tilo Kölbel is professor of vascular surgery at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He is board certified in Germany, Sweden and Denmark as specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Tilo is a member of the German Society of Vascular Surgery, North German Society of Surgery, European Society of Vascular Surgery, The International Society of Vascular Surgery and International Society of Endovascular Specialists. Tilo is reviewer for major North American, European and Asian vascular and interventional radiological journals and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. He trained as a general surgeon in Berlin, worked as a fellow and later staff member in vascular surgery and interventional radiology from 2004-2009 at Malmö University Hospital in Sweden. Tilo has established endovascular therapies in the department of Vascular Medicine with Professor Sebastian Debus at the University Heart Center Hamburg since 2009 and has been head of the German Aortic Center since 2012. Today his main clinical and scientific interest lays in aortic disease with a focus on complex endovascular techniques, aortic dissection, aortic arch interventions and development of new endovascular treatment strategies and devices.