Medical Diploma, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 1991.
Surgeon in training Bundeswehr, Koblenz, Germany, 1979-1998. Research fellow in physiology University Ulm, Germany, 1981-1982, research fellow in hematology Germany, 1982-1984. Fellow internal medicine University Frankfurt, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, 1984-1991, deputy head department hematology-oncology Germany, 1991-1995.
Professor internal medicine, head department hematology-oncology Hannover (Germany) Medical School, since 1995. Director Hannover Medical School Cancer Center, since 1995.
Fellow Royal Society Medicine (London). Member American Society Hematology, German Society Internal Medicine, American Association Cancer Research, International Society for Experimental Hematology, German Cancer Society, American Society Clinical Oncology, American Society Gene Therapy, European Hematol. Association, European Society Medical Oncology.
Married Stefanie Pohlen, 1980. Children: Claudia, Christoph.