Harry van Goor was born in 1957 in Zwolle, the Netherlands, attended medical school between 1975 and 1983 in Groningen, started his surgical training in 1986 after 3 three years of being procurement officer and transplantcoordinator for the Groningen transplant group. After finishing his training in 1992 he did a 2-year fellowship in vascular&transplant surgery. In 1994 he was asked to join the surgical staff of the Radboud University Hospital in Nijmegen as a Gastro-intestinal surgeon. He was appointed professor of surgical education in 2013. He is fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 2010, he is Principal Investigator and Principal Lectures, is chair of the master program of the medical school, and is heading the surgical research lab. He authored about 250 papers mainly about the big 5xA postoperative complications (Anastomotic leakage, Adhesions, Abdominal wall defect, Abnormal wound healing&infection, Altered pain mechanisms), and about acute and chronic pancreatitis. He was the first general surgery testing Google Glass in 2013 and is since then heavily engaged in technological and care innovations in surgery.