Abitur, Arndt Gymnasium, Berlin, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, University Wuerzburg, Germany, 1972. Habilitation, University Goettingen, Germany, 1984.
Postdoctoral fellow University Goettingen, Germany, 1975. Lecturer in neurology University Ulm, Germany, 1986—1988. Professor neurology and clinical neurophysiology University Heidelberg, Germany, since 1988.
Vice chairman department neurology University Heidelberg, Germany, 1985—2002.
Married Anne Marie Schiller, August 18, 1972. Children: Franziska, Friderike.