Doctor of Medicine, Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1980. Dr.Med., University Bonn, Germany, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, U.Bonn, Germany, 1998.
Research assistant Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1983-1985. Postdoctoral fellow University Bonn, 1985-1992, senior research assistant in neuroscience, since 1992.
Lieutenant Bulgarian Armed Superior vena cava syndrome, 1980-1982. Member New York Academy Science, European Neurosci. Association.
Married Rumjana Georgieva Petrova, June 30, 1987. Children: Madlena, Marcel.