Samo K. Fokter obtained his medicine degree in 1985 at the Medical Faculty of Ljubljana University, where he also completed his residency in orthopaedics. He was a research fellow at the Orthopaedic Clinic of Zagreb, Croatia, and visiting fellow in Basel, Switzerland, and Koeln, Germany. He earned his PhD degree in 2006. He is currently appointed as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical Faculty of Maribor University and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical Facuulty of Ljubljana University. He works as Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Trauma at Celje Teaching Hospital, and is current Immediate Past President of the Slovenian Orthopaedic Society at Slovenian Medical Association. He is a founding Member of the Board of the Slovene Spine Society and Assistant Editor in Chief, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (EJOST, Springer). He dedicated a large part of his free time to active voluntary work at the Mountain Rescue Service of Slovenia.