Medical diploma, University Kiel, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, University Mainz, Germany, 1971.
Physician University Kiel, 1972-1975. Resident in psychiatry University Heidelberg, Germany, 1976-1987. Professor psychiatry University Munich, 1987-1990.
Professor, head department and chair psychiatry University Aachen, Germany, 1990-2000, director University Clinic Germany, 1990-2000, dean Faculty of Medicine Germany, 1994-1998, vice dean Germany, 1999-2000. Medical director University Aachen Hospital, since 2001.
Married Ulrike Zabransky, November 19, 1976. Children: Christian, Vera.