Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Hamburg University, 1962.
With, Hannover Medical School, 1968-1985; with, Hospital for Sick Children, London, 1970; professor medicine, U. Clinic of Mainz, Germany head Clinic for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, U. Clinic of Mainz, Germany.
Member American College Chest Physicians (governor since 1993), Rotary Club.
Married Regina O. Wagner, March 5, 1941. Children: Frank, Uta, Jochen, Caroline.