After his studies in medicine and specialising in the fields of general and plastic surgery in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 1980, Prof. Andrej Banič was in an executive position at the University hospital in Kuwait between 1984 and 1988. He came to the University hospital Inselspital in Bern in the same year. In 1990, he acquired his PhD in Linköping (Sweden). In 1993, he was appointed a lectureship (Vienia docendi) at the University of Bern. Since 1997, he has carried the title of professor and was the head of the Department of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery from January 2000 until February 2013.