Doctor of Medicine, University Munich, 1985. Master in Public Health, Harvard University, 1990. Master of Business Administration, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, 1995.
Research fellow, Harvard University, Boston, 1985-1987; resident, Free U. Berlin, 1987-1989; physician, Free U. Berlin, 1991-1993; cardiology fellow, Deaconess Hospital, 1989-1991; visiting assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1993-1995; professor, chairman Institute Epidemiology, Social/Preventive Medicine, Humboldt U., Berlin, since 1995.
Fellow American College Cardiology, European Society Cardiology, American Heart Association (epidemiology council).