Doctor of Medicine, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 1981.
Resident department neuropathology, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 1982-1983; resident department neurosurgery, Free University of Berlin, 1983-1985; resident department orthopaedic surgery, Free University of Berlin, 1985-1987; neurosurgeon department neurosurgery, Free University of Berlin, 1987-1989; staff neurosurgeon department neurosurgery, Free University of Berlin, 1989-1992; chief staff surgeon department orthopaedic surgery, Free University of Berlin, 1992-1997; assistant professor, Free U. Berlin, Germany, since 1991; medical director, Spine Center, Orthopaedic Clinic Munich-Harlaching, Munich, since 1998.
Member of International Society Study Lumbar Spine, German Association Orthopedic Surgeons (section on degenerative diseases and laser medicine since 1990, Lindemann-Kuhlendahl award 1986), International Society Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (national rep), German Laser Society, International Intradiscal Therapy Society (membership committee 1997-1998, award for best presentation 1988), German Neurosurg. Society, German Orthopedic Society, Spine Society Europe (educational committee since 1992, member executive committee since 1995, secretary 1997-1998, 1999—2000, 2000-2002, president elect 2004).
Married Isabel Carolin Mayer, August 14, 1986. Children: Lukas Dominik, Frizzi Maria Annabel.