Doctor of Medicine, University Leipzig, Germany, 1957. Doctor Habilitatus, University Leipzig, Germany, 1968.
Medical assistant District Hospital, Freiberg, Germany, 1958-1962. Research assistant Institute Physiology University Leipzig, Germany, 1962-1972, lecturer, 1972-1978, professor pathophysiology-physiology, 1978-1992, head department pathophysiology Germany, head physiology Germany, 1980-1992, retired Germany, since 1992. Member Council Medical Research, Berlin, 1980-1990.
Active Volkskammer of the German Democratic Republic, 1980-1990. Member Society Experimental Research (vice president 1978-1981).
Married Hannelore Grete Köhler. Children: Ulrike, Thomas.