Doctor of Medicine, Cologne Medical School, 1981.
Research fellow biomedical Institute, Cologne Medical School, 1982-1983; research fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Medical School, Boston, 1984-1986; clinical fellow cardiac unit, U. Heidelberg, 1986; associate professor, U. Heidelberg, since 1992; internist, Heidelberg (Federal Republic of Germany) Medical School, since 1991. Author books and articles. Inventee in field.
Member Lebensrecht Alle, Munich, since 1986. With Germany Army, 1981-1982. Member American Heart Association (thrombosis council), German Society Heart and Circulation, German Society Internal Medicine, German Society Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
Married Birgit Susanne Halle, May 24, 1983. Children: Michael, Martin, Christine.