Frank Hölzle is Chairman, Full Professor, and Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of RWTH University Aachen, Germany. He was previously Vice Chairman and Assistant Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM), and prior to that Vice Chairman at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at Ruhr University Bochum, both periods under the leadership of his mentor Professor Klaus-Dietrich Wolff. Professor Hölzle studied medicine and dentistry at the Free University of Berlin, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Glasgow, and University College London Medical School from 1989 to 1998. He was recognized as a medical specialist for oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2002, and in 2005 he achieved additional qualification as a plastic and reconstructive face surgeon. In 2006, he received his venia legendi for oral and maxillofacial surgery and also became a Fellow of the European Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Professor Hölzle is especially known for his work in the field of plastic facial reconstruction, and in 2007 he received the Martin Wassmund Award from the German Society of Maxillofacial Surgery for his research work on monitoring and improvement of the perfusion of microsurgical flaps and development of retrograde perfusion for perforator flaps in the head and neck.