Dr. Pål-Dag Line studied preclinical medicine in Germany 1981-83 and graduated from the University of Oslo in 1987. He is board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery and transplant surgery and is senior consultant surgeon within the fields of abdominal transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas), HPB surgery and vascular surgery. Since 2004 he has been director at the Department of Transplantation Medicine, Oslo University Hospital. He has a particular clinical and scientific experience and interest within the fields of living donation, abdominal vascular disease, liver transplantation for malignancy and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is the Norwegian board member of the scandinavian organ procurement organisation Scandiatransplant and member of the international transplantation societies TTS, ILTS and ESOT.