Doctor of Medicine, Dr.Med., University Munich, 1970. Dr.Med.Habil., Technology University Munich, 1978.
Resident University Munich, 1970-1974, instructor, 1976-1979. Professor University Dusseldorf, Germany, 1979-1989. Professor and chairman department neurology, neurologist-in-chief University Wurzburg, Germany, since 1989.
Captain German Army, 1970-1971. Fellow American Academy Neurology (correspondent). Member American Neurological Association (correspondent), European Neurologic Society (founding member).
Married Regine Elisabeth Blum, November 24, 1950. Children: Julia, Philipp.