Doctor of Medicine, University Goettingen, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Goettingen, 1992.
Resident University Hamburg Hospital, 1992-1996. Research fellow Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1994-1996. Assistenzart University Hamburg Hospital, since 1996.
Lieutenant, psychological warfare, German Army, 1983-1985, major Medical Corps Reserve, 2000.
Married Gretchen E. Guldbrandsen, August 18, 1997.