Doctor of Medicine, University Bern, 1977. Privatdozent Doctor medical, University Bern.
Head diabetes section, division endocrinology and diabetes University Bern, since 1991.
Grossrat (state senator), Bern, 1986—1987. Member of American Diabetes Association, European Association for the Study Diabetes, Swiss Society Endocrinology and Diabetes (vice president 1999).
Married Katrin B. Mathys, December 31, 1986.