Doctor of Medicine, University Kiel, Germany, 1976.
Resident, St. Georg Hospital, Hamburg, Germany, 1979-1984; resident, U. Hospital, Cologne, Germany, 1984-1986; associate professor, U. Hospital, Aachen, Germany, 1986-1992; director, Control Hospital, Augsburg, Germany, since 1992. Guest professor of University Vienna, Austria, 1994.
Member International Skeletal Society (President's medal 1990).
Married Susanne Richter, 1978. 1 child, Katharina.