Doctor of Medicine, University Rostock, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rostock, 1999.
Intern University Rostock, Germany, 1996—1997. Residency, 1997—2002. Consultant general surgery, 2002—2005.
Vice-chief consultant general surgery, since 2005. Student coordinator, since 2003. Consultant, department general surgery, since 2003.
Fellow: German Surgical Association. Member: Berlin Surgical Board.
Married Katja Stark; children: Luisa Maria, Theresa Sophia, Connor Elias.