David F. Heigener is head of the department of pulmonology at the Helios Klinik Schleswig, Germany. His main interest is medical treatment of lung cancer. He participated in numerous trials in this field with approximately 100 publications and book contributions. He is also a member of the palliative care task force in the German Respiratory Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie).
Professor Heigener is Member of IASLC, ESMO, German Respiratory Society (DGP), German Cancer Society (DKG) and the German Society for Palliative Medicine (DGP). He is on the Editorial Board of Atemwegs- und Lungenkrankheiten and Reviewer for The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Medicine, Annals of Oncology, British Medical Journal, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Thoracic Oncology.