Doctor of Medicine, Medical School, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 1996.
Resident in neurology, research associate, department neurology, molecular neurogenetics unit Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilian University, 1997—1999. Postdoctoral research fellow, department neurology Harvard Medical School and Molecular Neurogenetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1999—2003. Staff physician, research associate, department neurology Hertie-Institute Clinical Brain Research, University Tübingen, 2003—2008.
Consultant, senior physician, department neurology University Rostock, Germany, since 2008.
Member of Movement Disorder Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie.
Married Nadja Carola Patenge, October 27, 2001. Children: Nicolas Maximilian, Adrian Tobias.