Doctor of Medicine, Aerztekammer, Germany, 1996.
Intern Central Hospital, Augsburg, Germany, 1996, resident Germany, 1996—2001. Orthopaedic surgeon University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany, since 2002. Research fellow Musculoskeletal Research Center, Pittsburgh, 2003.
Member of German Society Trauma Surgery (associate grantee).
Married Astrid Elfriede Burkhardt, July 6, 2001. Children: Patrick Maximilian, Niklas Benedikt.