Doctor of Medicine, University Munich, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Goettingen, 1992.
Postgraduate Evangelical Hospital, Witten, Germany, 1984-1987, University Goettingen, Germany, 1987-1992, associate professor department cardiology Germany, 1992-1998. Professor cardiology and angiology Klinik Innere Medicine III Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, since 1998.
Married Archana Srivastava, March 2, 1984. 1 child, Jennifer.