Dana Hartl studied at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA and the René Descartes University in Paris, France and is now a full-time head and neck surgeon at Gustave Roussy as chief of the Thyroid Surgery Unit. Her fields of expertise include thyroid and head and neck cancer and laryngology. She has extensive experience in treating thyroid cancer, particularly reoperative surgery and locally invasive cancers. She is the principal investigator in two prospective clinical trials in thyroid surgery, evaluating the role of prophylactic neck dissection and evaluating robot-assisted thyroid surgery. She is co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 20 book chapters. She is a member of the International Society of Endocrine Surgeons, the Amercian Head and Neck Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the American Laryngological Association, and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association.