Robert J. Fitzgibbons, MD, FACS is the Harry E. Stuckenhoff Professor and Chairman of the department of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. For over four decades, his clinical and research efforts have focused on minimally invasive surgery especially as it relates to the management of abdominal wall hernias. He has performed thousands of hernia repairs and has made over 400 national and international presentations primarily on minimally invasive surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is the author of over 300 scholarly publications. He served as the co-editor in Chief of journal “Hernia: The World Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery” for nearly 20 years concluding his term in 2018. He is a past board member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, a Past President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the American Hernia Society. In addition, he is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract, and 21 other societies.