Daniel is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow funded by the Walter Benjamin Program of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and a 3rd year resident in Pediatrics at the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Heart and Vascular Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. He graduated from Medical School at Georg-August University Göttingen in 2018 and received his research doctorate degree in Anesthesiology and Critical Care in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School from University Essen-Duisburg in 2019. As a physician scientist and pediatric cardiologist in training, his current research is focused on the disease pathogenesis of congenital heart disease with a focus on identification of molecular targets for the development of new treatment options. He is interested in healthcare economics and health policy, immigration policy, as well identity politics. In his spare time, he likes doing outdoor sports such as kayaking, standup paddleboarding and biking, as well as cooking and exploring the world.