Doctor of Medicine, University Ulm, Germany, 1977. Habilitation, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatry, University Ulm, Germany, 1996.
Research fellow in neurology University Ulm, 1977-1979, researcher in psychiatry, 1979-1987, oberarzt in psychiatry, 1987-1998, head department psychotherapy/psychosomatics, since 1999.
Member Association European Psychiatrists, International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry, German Society for Biological Psychiatry.
Married Helga Kern, 1979. Children: Clemens, Jonathan, Felix.