Albert L. Lichtmann was born in Budapest, Hungary. He attended a public elementary school for four years and then spent eight years at the Budapest Jewish High School. His education was interrupted at age sixteen, when he was taken to a forced-labor camp. He survived the war and returned to Budapest to finish high school. Upon graduation, he entered Peter Pazmany Medical University of Budapest, obtaining his license to practice medicine in 1953. He was a doctor in Hungary until the uprising in 1956, when he escaped to the United States. After becoming licensed to practice medicine in the United States, Dr. Lichtmann became a specialist in the field of anesthesiology. He has practiced at both Fairfax Hospital and Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital, where he was Chief of Anesthesiology for twenty-five years. Dr. Lichtmann retired in 1998, after thirty-six years in the field, and now resides in Northern Virginia.