Dr. Paul Ritschl obtained his medical degree at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg in 2011. From 2011-2015 he completed his PhD at the Daniel-Swarovski-Research Laboratory at the Medical University of Innsbruck under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Katja Kotsch. After the defense of the thesis “Organ Specific Immunological Consequences Following Brain Death – Impact on Donor Graft Quality” in 2015 he followed Prof. Dr. Johann Pratschke to Berlin to start his residency for general surgery at the surgical clinic of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, which he finished in 2020. Since 2020 he is part of the supervisory board of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. His research interests include the field of transplant immunology, fair organ allocation and the surgical treatment of perforated diverticulitis.