Doctor of Medicine, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1971. Dipl Psych, University Heidelberg, 1975. Habil in Med, University Munich, 1984.
Postdoctoral fellow, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972-1973; assistant professor, Max Planck Institute Psychiatry, Munich, Germany, 1975-1979; associate professor department psychiatry, U. Munich, 1979-1984; professor psychiatry, head division epidemiology/evaluation, U. Munich, 1985^ medical director, Klinik Roseneck/U. Munich, Prien, Germany, since 1985.
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Member World Psychiatric Association (vice president section eating disorders), German Association for Verhaltensmedizin (vice president 1993-1902), Eating Disorder Research Society (president 1999-2000), German Society Eating Disorders, Deutsche Gesellschaft Essstoerungen (president since 2006).
Married Renate Flegler. Children: Andreas, Alina, Julian.