Dieter Mayer, MD, FAPWCA, FEBVS, completed his studies of medicine in Basel, Switzerland, in 1987. After various postgraduate engagements, in 1996, Assistant Prof. Dr. Mayer passed the Swiss board examination of general surgery. The certification by the European Board of Vascular Surgery followed in 2002. By specializing in Vascular Surgery, the long-grown interest in wound healing became the center of Assistant Prof. Dr. Mayer’s work. As Head of Wound Care of the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, from 2001 to 2016, he established the first dedicated and truly interdisciplinary university wound clinic in Switzerland. Assistant Prof. Dr. Mayer regularly teaches students in vascular surgery and wound healing and is involved in major projects to support wound healing as a specialty of its own. He is executive board member of WUWHS 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Since 2009, Assistant Prof. Dr. Mayer has been a fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Since 2010 he has been a reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane Wound Group). As a senior vascular consultant and Assistant Prof. Dr. Mayer cares for all aspects of vascular diseases at the HFR – Hôpital Cantonal Fribourg, where he found a new challenge after his 15 years’ engagement at the University Hospital in Zurich. As a wound healer, he networks throughout the world to support and make a difference in wound healing.