Peter Biro is a senior consultant and a senior lecturer at the Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich and leads the division of Anesthesia in Urology. He has focused on problems connected to airway management, presenting profound knowledge, experience and skill in the management of the difficult airway and prevention of hypoxemia, brain damage and anesthesia-related mortality. In addition, he was involved in developing the standards of acute post-anesthesia care, obstetric anesthesia and pharmacological questions. The habilitation in 2001 focused on clinical aspects of High Frequency Jet Ventilation. Professor Biro has published over 40 original articles, 25 review articles, 14 book chapters and 7 monographs. The number of invited lectures in various national and international institutions exceeds 250. Peter Biro received the Teaching Recognition Award of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology 2001.