Olaf Guckelberger is a surgeon, who was born 1967 in Berlin,
where he also has been raised and studied mathematics and medicine. His
surgical education started in 1993 at the Department of General-,
Visceral- and Transplantation-Surgery, Charité -
Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum
under supervision of Peter Neuhaus. In 1998 he left Berlin
for a two year research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston
under supervision of Simon C. Robson, where he engaged in
studies determining the role of vascular NTPDases in
ischemia-reperfusion injury. After his return, he co-organized the
annual meeting of the International Liver Transplantation Society
(ILTS) in Berlin, 2001 and finally became board certified in 2003.
In 2006, he has been appointed consultant surgeon,
followed by his habilitation (Priv. Doz.) in 2008.
The boards for vascular as well as visceral have been passed in 2009.
As of March 2010, he holds the senior consultant appointment.
His clinical focus relates to vascular surgery, coloproctology,
chronic inflammatory bowel disease, liver and kidney transplantation
and minimally invasive surgery. In addition, he is actively involved in
current discussions about working conditions and salaries of hospital