Thierry Berney is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Geneva School of Medicine, and the Chief of the Division of Transplantation at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, with an MSc degree in 1981, and from the University of Geneva School Of Medicine in 1987. He specialized in General and Visceral Surgery in Switzerland and in Transplantation Surgery in Brussels, Belgium and Miami, Florida. Since 2002, he is the head of the Cell Isolation and Transplantation Center, and the Director of the Islet and Pancreas Transplant Programs at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He is a member of several Surgical and Transplantation Societies. In 2007, he became the founding chairman of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) and has held this position until 2013. He currently serves as the President of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA). He is the Past-President of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT). He sits on the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is the author of over 300 articles and book chapters.