Bachelor of Science, School Medicine, Frankfurt, 1981. Doctor of Medicine, School Medicine, Frankfurt, 1985. Bachelor of Science, School Medicine, Newcastle, England, 1983.
Bachelor of Science, School Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, England, 1984.
Postdoctoral fellow department endocrinology, U. Frankfurt, 1986-1987; postdoctoral fellow department gastroenterology, U. Frankfurt, 1988-1989; research fellow in biophysics, Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt, 1990-1991; internist, U. Frankfurt, 1992; professor, gastroenterologist, U. Frankfurt, 1998. Researcher Howard Hughes Medical Institute Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993.
Captain German Army, 1985-1986. Member German Association Gastroenterology and Metabolism (Asche Research award 1992, Thannhauser Research award 1993), German Diabetes Association (Research award 1987).
Married Eva Milbradt, September 8, 1988. Children: Catharina, Nicholas, Antonia.