Doctor of Medicine, University Munich, 1989. Doctorate, University Munich, 1991.
Clinical fellow National Health Service Hospitals, England, 1990-1991. Resident University Tubingen, Germany, 1991-1993. Postdoctoral fellow Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, 1993-1994, University Rochester, New York, 1994-1995.
Researcher University Tubingen, Germany, since 1995.
Member American Diabetes Association, European Association for Study of Diabetes.
Married Birgit Margarete Stoecker, May 21, 1993. Children: Maximilian, Elisabeth.