Medical License, Technology University Aachen, 1979. Doctor with distinction, Technology University Aachen, 1985. Student, University London, 1979—1980.
Lecturing qualification, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1991.
Assistant physician University Heidelberg, 1983—1991, senior registrar, 1991—1992. Senior staff physician, head catheterization laboratory 1st medical department Technology University, Munich, 1992—1996, professor, 1996—2001. Medical director Heart Center Bad Krozingen, Germany, since 2001.
Honorary professor University Freiburg, Germany, since 2002.
Member of European Cardiac Society, German Cardiac Society.
Married Anita Maria Siegers, July 15, 1982. Children: Ruth, Lucia, Paul, Marie, Timotheus.