Prof. Dr. Christian Chaussy, Prof. of Urology LMU Munich and Univ. Regensburg, treated after 7 years of research the first patient worldwide with ESWL on Febr. 7, 1980. In February 2010 he retired after 25 years as chairman of the Dept. of Urology at the Univ. associated Hospital Munich-Harlaching. 2011 he was President of the Endourological Society.