Doctor of Medicine, University Munich, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Munich, 1973. Surgeon and Vascular Surgeon, University Cologne (Germany), 1979.
Professor Surgery, University Cologne (Germany), 1979.
Medical assistant, U. Munich (Germany), 1972-1974; medical assistant, U. Cologne (Germany), 1974-1979; senior physician, U. Cologne (Germany), 1979-1985; head surgical department, Academic Tchg. Hospital, Cologne, since 1986. Organizer numerous congresses, symposia, workshops.
Member German Society Surgery, German Society Vascular Surgery, International Society Cardiovascular Surgery.
Married Maria Diederich. Children: Saskia, Alix, Philipp.