Dr Vincent Riambau is the Professor and Chief of the Vascular Surgery Division at the Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is also the coordinator of the Endovascular Surgery Program at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Hospital Clinic of the University of Barcelona. In addition, Dr Riambau serves as consultant vascular surgeon at the Hospital Central-L’Aliança and Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, and has been Director of the VR Vascular Centre at Teknon Medical Centre, Barcelona, since 2001. He has held prominent roles within cardiovascular Scientific Societies and Committees, including President of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (2009–2011), Vice President of the International Society for Vascular Surgery, and is currently Honorary Member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (since 2012) and active member of EuroPCR. Dr Riambau continues to provide expert input as peer reviewer and member of several Editorial Boards for many journals and publications. He has published several hundred reviews, editorials and book chapters.