Clemens Schiestl was born in 1958 in Freiburg, Germany. In 1991, he graduated from the Medical School at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg, Germany. Afterwards, he was trained as a pediatric surgeon in Germany and was board-certified in 2001. In 1995, he became Head of the Pediatric Burn Center at the Children`s Hospital “Park Schönfeld” in Kassel, Germany. Since 2003, he has held the position of Director of the Pediatric Burn Center, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Children’s Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2000, Clemens Schiestl has been a member of the Tissue Biology Research Unit of the University of Zurich. In 2010, he submitted his thesis with the title “Large scale skin replacement in children”. Together with his team, he organized the 6th World Congress on Pediatric Burns in 2011 in Zurich. Clemens Schiestl is married to Gaby Willaredt-Schiestl and they live in Zurich together with their three daughters Anna, Chiara and Fanny.