Doctor of Medicine, Medical School Munich, 1979. Doctor, University Munich, 1980.
Fellow, Harvard University, 1986-1988; resident, U. Munich, 1981-1986; consultant, lecturer, U. Munich, 1988-1994; consultant, lecturer, researcher, U. Essen, Germany, since 1994; professor of medicine, U. Essen, Germany, since 1997.
Captain German Military, 1979-1981. Member Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, German Society Endocrinology (Von Basedow Thyroid Research award 1992).
Married Lucia Caroline Schuh, July 22, 1983. Children: Stephan, Christian.