Prof. Dr. Philipp Fürnstahl is a computer scientist by training who received his PhD in the field of computer-assisted surgery from ETH Zurich . Since 2012, Prof. Fürnstahl has headed the "Computer-Aided Surgery Lab" at Balgrist University Hospital. In 2018 he received the venia legendi in orthopedic research from the University of Zurich , followed by the appointment as Professor for "Research in Orthopedic Computer Science" in February 2020. Prof. Fürnstahl has more than 150 publications in the field of computer-assisted surgery. He is inventor of several medical devices that are successfully applied in patient treatment.