Doctor of Medicine, University Essen, Germany, 1975. General surgeon, Medical High School, Hannover, Germany, 1982. Trauma surgeon, Medical High School, Hannover, Germany, 1984.
Medical assistant Hospital Essen, 1975-1976, surgical assistant, 1976-1977, Medical High School, Hannover, 1978-1984, attending surgeon, 1984-1993. Professor traumatology Medical High School, Hannover, 1989-1993. University professor traumatology University Dresden, Germany, 1993, chair traumatology, since 1993.
Member International Foot and Ankle Study Group (chairman since 1994), Society Surgeons of Saxony (president 1999).
Married Karin Schacht, July 23, 1971. Children: Johannes, Anna, Zoe.