Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Technology University, Munich, 1982. Medical diploma, Ludwig Maximilian U.-U. Minnesota, Munich and Minneapolis, 1988.
Resident department cardiology Technology University, 1988-1989. Resident, fellow in cardiology Ludwig Maximilian University, since 1989.
Member German Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Society, American Society Bone and Mineral Research, International Society Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Married Ruth Kreider, November 28, 1992. 1 child, Matthew.