Doctor of Medicine, University Ulm, Germany, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Munich, 1993.
Resident Kassel Municipal Hospital, Germany, 1986-1988. Researcher virology department Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany, 1988-1989. Researcher, laboratory director department experimental surgery Microcirculation Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, 1989-1991.
Senior researcher Institute for Surgical Research, Munich, 1991-1993. Pathologist University Washington, Seattle, since 1993.
Student representative Senate, University Ulm Medical School, 1981-1982. Member German Thorocirculation Society, European Microcirculation Society, German Artherosclerosis Society, American Society Investigative Pathology, College American Pathologists, Oxygen Society.
Married Viola Lehr, May 8, 1993.