Doctor of Medicine, University Freiburg, 1959. Professor (honorary), Medical University Luebeck, 1980. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Medical University Luebeck, 1996.
Doctorate, University Munich, 1990. Doctorate (honorary), Zheijang Medical University, 1988.
Research fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1962-1963. Assistant to associate professor University Munich, Germany, 1963-1980. Professor Medical University, Luebeck, 1980-1990, Ludwig Max University, Munich, Germany, 1990-2000.
Professor emeritus Medizinische Klinik, Germany, since 2000. Medical director Klinikum Innenstadt, Munich, 1992-1999. Vice president, rector Medical University, Luebeck, 1984-1989.
Member German Society for Endocrinology (president 1984-1987), German Society for Internal Medicine (president 1994-1995), Rotary.
Son of; married Marisa Mikorey, 1961 (divorced 1996). Children: Franziska, Johanna, Daniel Son of (deceased), Eva-Maria. Married Ursula König, 1996.
1 child, Laura-Donata.