Prof. Dr. Braumann is Chief of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the E.v.K. Hospital Gelsenkirchen at the University of Duisburg-Essen Germany. He is also the Head of Molecular and Clinical Research of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He studied at Martin Luther University and the Free University of Berlin. He conducted research at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1998 from Humboldt University, Berlin. In addition to his clinical work, Professor Braumann received support for interests outside of surgery, including molecular biology with a specialization in oncologic biology and molecular mechanistic regulation in adipositas. In 2005 Professor Braumann received the European Technology Award from the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery for the first description of the mechanism of an anti-coagulant substance. 

Professor Braumann’s clinical expertise is in the areas of general, visceral minimally invasive, endocrinic, and tumor surgery. He has led numerous clinical trials and was a member of the ethics committee appointed by the senate of Berlin. Professor Braumann is a member of the German Society of Surgery, The German Society for Visceral Surgery and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.