Doctor of Medicine, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1977.
Intern University Heidelberg, 1976—1977. Residency University Munich, Germany, 1978—1986. Assistant professor surgery/plastic surgery klinikum Augsburg, Teaching Hospital Munich University, since 1987.
Tutor medical staff, students & nurses Klinikum Augsburg, Germany, 1987. Presenter in field; Captain German Army, 1978.
Fellow: American College of Surgeons.
Life partner Beate Heidrun Artelt. 1 child Nathalie Inga.