Colloquium theologicae, University Kiel, Germany, 1980. Doctor of Medicine, University Hamburg, Germany, 1986. Doctor of Medicine, Education Committee for Foreign Graduate, Philadelphia, 1986.
Habilitation, University Rostock, Germany, 1996.
Resident pathology University Hamburg, 1986-1987. Postdoctoral fellow department immunology Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, 1987-1989. Resident department medicine University Erlangen, Germany, 1989-1993, laboratory director division medical research department medicine Germany, 1989-1993.
Laboratory director division medical research department medicine University Rostock, 1993-2000, assistant professor, 1996-2000. Attending physician, professor Faculty Medicine University Heidelberg Mannheim, since 2000.
Member American Association Cancer Research. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Association Pancreatology, German Association Scientists andPhysicians, New York Academy Sciences, European Pancreas Club, Royal Society Medicine London, American Association Gastroenterology.
Married Isabel Andree, July 23, 1988.