Dr. Vassil Mihaylov received his medical degree from the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, and completed his general surgery residency at the Military Medical Academy, Sofia. He completed a transplant fellowship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, after which he returned to Sofia as a part of the HPB and transplant team at the Military Medical Academy. Dr. Mihaylov obtained his Ph.D. with a thesis on the surgical aspects of liver transplantation. He was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery in 2017. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given many scientific presentations at international meetings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several professional organizations including the Bulgarian Transplant Society, the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS), Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). His clinical and research interests include hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and liver transplantation.