Dr Bumbaširević was born in 1954. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Belgrade University School of Medicine in 1994. He isProfessor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. In the period from 1990 to 2001, he was Chair of Microsurgery Department and from 2001 to 2014 he was Director of the Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Clinical Centre, Belgrade. At present day he is Chair of Reconstructive Surgery and Microsurgery Department. Dr Marko Bumbaširević is one of the founders of microsurgery in Serbia. Through constant effort of developing and improving this discipline by introducing the latest techniques and original procedures in everyday clinical practice within different fields of surgery, he has become an excellent pioneer and promoter of this special field of surgery in Serbia. He published 182 papers in extenso, 71 of which in leading international journals (Current Contents, SCI), 83 papers were included in Medline database and 28 papers were published in other international and local journals. He also published 2 international and 14 national monographs and textbooks.