Medical diploma, University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1981. Doctor of Medicine, University Essen, Germany, 1985.
Intern, U. Hospital, Düsseldorf, 1980-1981; assistant physician, Marien Hospital, Düsseldorf, 1982-1985; assistant physician, Evangelic Hospital, Essen-Werden, Germany, 1985-1989; assistant medical director, Evangelic Hospital, Essen-Werden, Germany, since 1990. Member protocol committees German Multicenter Lymphoma Study Groups, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, U. Cologne, 1987-1997, Low-grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, U. Göttingen, 1988-1997, High-grade National Hockey League, U. Homburg, 1993-1997.
Member German Society Logotherapy, German Society Hematology and Oncology, International Society Analytical Cytometry.
Married Ursula Maria Schilken, May 25, 1956. Children: Dominik, Kristina, Stephan, Laura.