Doctor of Medicine, Wilhelm-Raabe, Bremerhaven, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kiel, Marburg, Germany, 1960.
Retired department head HBH-Hospital, Singen, Germany, since 1982, retired medical director, 1985—2003. Professor pathology University Bonn, Germany Medical History University Kiel, University Erlangen, University Marburg, Bonn. Head Uropath. Center, member ISUP, Singen, 2009.
President German Society Pathology, Würzburg, Germany, 1992—1993. Member of International Society Cryosurgery (vice president), Greek-German Society Urology, Federal German Pathologists (president), German Southwest Society Urology.
Married Elke Maria Härtig. Children: Christian, Björn, Jens.