Doctor of Medicine, Cologne University, 1960. Habil, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, 1973.
Chief resident Orthopedic University Clinic, Munich, 1968-1978. Professor, head department orthopedics University Cologne, 1978—2001, professor emeritus, since 2001. President 42d annual congress Norddeutsche Orthopadenvereinigung, 1992.
Member German Society Orthopedics and Traumatology, German Society for Surgery, International Society Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology.
Married Hildegard Sebastian, December 8, 1968 (deceased 1986). 1 child, Christoph; married Fiona McGregor, September 30, 1989. Children: Benedikt, Cornelia.