Doctor of Medicine, University Freiburg, Germany, 1958.
Intern in pathology and neuropathology Duke University Medical School, North Carolina, 1958—1959. Intern New Jersey Medical School, Seton Hall Medical School, Jersey City Medical School, 1959—1960. Teaching fellow in neurology Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1960—1963.
Assistant resident in neuropathology Harvard Medical School/Mallory Institute Pathology, Boston City Hospital, 1960—1961. Assistant resident, resident, chief resident in clinical neurology Harvard Neurological Institute, Boston City Hospital, 1961—1963. Postdoctoral research fellow, clinical fellow Albert Einstein College Medicine, New York City, 1963—1964.
Research fellow department neurophysiology Max-Planck Institute Psychiatry, Munich, 1964—1965, assistant professor department neurophysiology, 1965—1967. Assistant professor neurology and psychiatry University Erlangen, Germany, 1968—1974, associate professor neurology and psychiatry, 1974, university professor neurology, 1987, university professor extraordinarius neurology, visiting senior physician department neurology, chief clinical and experimental neurobiology research unit. Visiting physician department neurology, consultant neurologist and psychistrist Erlangen University Hospital, since 1973.
Married Waltraud K.E. Taghavy, 1963. Children: Darius, Donya.