David Heineman studied medicine from 1999 until 2008 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was trained as a oncological surgeon and pulmonary surgeon at the Alkmaar Medical Center and Amsterdam UMC. In 2016 he finished his training and became a fellow in oncological surgery at Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem. He returned to Amsterdam UMC in 2017 and practiced Upper GI surgery in the Department of Surgery (chair: Prof. dr. H.J. Bonjer) and pulmonary surgery in the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (chair: Prof. dr. R.J.M. Klautz). In 2019 he earned his doctorate degree at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam with his thesis: “Clinical Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”. From 2021 on he only practices pulmonary surgery, with an emphasis on minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He is the vice chair of the Dutch Society of Lung Surgeons and a member of several medical societies such as the Dutch Society for Surgery, Dutch Society of Lung Surgeons, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and European Respiratory Society. Amsterdam UMC is currently the biggest hospital for anatomical pulmonary resections in the Netherlands.