We welcome Prof. Peter Schemmer from Medical University of Graz, Austria, to join the Editorial Board of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology. His clinical focus is on both oncological surgery (upper GI, lower GI, HPB, endocrine, etc.) including laparoscopic techniques and transplant surgery (liver, kidney, pancreas). He is Honorary member of the Lithuanian Association of Transplantologists and member in various international societies. He is also an Editorial board member and reviewer for numerous journals. We are grateful to Prof. Schemmer for his participation and support.