Doctor of Medicine, University Mainz, Germany, 2000.
Senior house officer Orthopaedic University Heidelberg, Germany, 2000—2002. Specialist registrar in traumatology St. Vincenz and Elisabeth Hospital, Mainz, Germany, 2003—2005. Specialist fellow in joint replacement orthopaedic surgery New Royal Infirmary, University Edinburgh, 2005—2006.
Specialist registrar in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery Endo-Clinic, Hamburg, Germany, 2006—2008, orthopedic and trauma surgeon, since 2007, Doctor Horst-Schmidt Clinic, Wiesbaden, Germany, since 2008.
Life partner Simone Dittrich, November 2, 1973. 1 child Ben Samuel Dittrich.