Doctor of Medicine, University Bologna, Italy, 1975.
Associate professor University Ulm, Germany, 1985—1992. Professor medicine University Bonn, 1992—1995. Professor and chairman department gastrent. and hepatology University Magdeburg, since 1995.
Honorary professor SA Goinouterol, 1998, Hungario University, 1999.
Member of United European Federation Gastroenterological (chairman 2004, chairman education committee 2005).
Married Karin Malfertheiner, 1979. Children: Ariane, Maximilian, Lisa.