Doctor of Medicine, University Bonn, 1970. Doctor of Medicine, University Bonn, 1973. Dr.med.habil., University Kiel, 1979.
Medical assistant University Bonn. (Germany), 1970-1971. Research assistant University Kiel (Germany), 1971-1978.
Assistant professor University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-1979. Private docent University Kiel, 1979-1985. Professor University Heidelberg (Germany), since 1985.
Councillor German chapter International Association for Study of Pain, Germany, 1978-1981, officer, 1981-1996. Officer German Pain Foundation, since 1994.
Member IASP, German Physiological Society, Anatomical Society.
Married Inge Noelle, December 18, 1972. Children: Henrik, Thorsten.