Baccalaureat, Stiftsschule College, 1973. Doctor of Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland, 1979.
Resident in pathology Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1979—1980, resident orthopedic surgery Fribourg, Switzerland, 1981—1983, resident general surgery Sarnen, Switzerland, 1983—1984, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1985—1986, director trauma Switzerland, since 1998. Resident orthopedics University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland, 1986, resident general surgery Switzerland, 1987—1988, chief resident general surgery Switzerland, 1988—1993, chief resident orthopedictrauma Switzerland, 1995—1997. Chief resident abdominal surgery Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus, Dortmund, Germany, 1994.
President Association for Osteosynthesis Alumni Association, Davos, Switzerland, 1997—1999. Vice chairman surgery Surgical Clinic A Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1998—2003, chairman clinic, since 2003. Member shoulder expert group Association for Osteosynthesis, Davos, Switzerland, 2000—2003.
Vice chairman surgical department Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2001—2003, chairman surgical department, since 2003. Member minimal invasive percutaneous ostesoynthesis task force of the ao technical commission Association for Osteosynthesis, Davos, Switzerland, since 2001. Board member Swiss Association of General and Trauma Surgeons, Uster, Switzerland, since 2002.
President Swiss Trauma and Insurance Society, Lucerne, Switzerland, since 2003. Captain Infantry, 1990-1998.
Member of Swiss Association of Surgery (licentiate), Orthopaedics Trauma Association (associate), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (associate).
Married Edith Katharina Blaettler, March 10, 1952. Children: Dominik Reto, Christa Katharina, Andreas Benedikt.