Doctor of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany, 1999. Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Public Health, Baltimore, 2004.
Resident physician University Hospital Regensburg, Germany, 1999—2002, Johns Hopkins University, 2003—2005. Transitional year intern MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2002—2003. Researcher University Bayreuth, Germany, 2005—2008.
Deputy director Department General Practice and Family Medicine, University Hospital Jena, Germany, since 2008. Physician Private Practice, Bayreuth, since 2009.
Church council member Friedenskirche Bayreuth, 2006.
Married Anna Kristina Burmester, December 16, 1999. Children: Alexander Maximilian, Charlotte Louise, Nikolas Henry, Louis Ferdinand.