Bernhard Meyer MD, was born in 1962 and trained in Italy and the US as well as his native Germany before starting his internship in Neurosurgery at the University of Tubingen. He completed his residency in 1995 within the Neurosurgical Department at the University of Bonn, where he stayed for over ten years, ending his time there as Associate Professor. In 2006, he was appointed Full Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department at the Technical University of Munich. In addition to his role as Past Chair of the EANS Spine Section, he holds a number of other positions with scientific societies. He is Past-President of the Germany Academy of Neurosurgery (DANC), Past-President of the International Group for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (IGASS) and Past President of the German Spine Society (DWG), as well as Past Chairman of the Education Committee of Eurospine (SSE). He also sits on the editorial board or acts as reviewer for over 20 Journals. In addition to Spinal Neurosurgery, his clinical/scientific interests include Neurooncology and the Neurovascular field.