State Examination, University Medicine, Münster, Germany, 1969. Doctor of Medicine, University Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1978. Habilitation, University Medicine, Freiburg, Germany, 1983.
Rotating intern, University Clinic, Münster, 1969-1971; resident, City Hospital, Neustadt, Germany, 1971-1974; resident, Gollwitzer-Meier-Institute, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, 1974-1977; cardiac fellow, State University of New York, Syracuse, 1977-1978; cardiac fellow, U. Massachusetts, Worcester, 1978; internal medicine and cardiology, U. Freiburg, 1979-1988; professor, U. Freiburg, since 1993; director internal medicine and cardiology, Fulda (Germany) Academy City Hospital, since 1988. Patent contract Schneider Europe, Bülach, Zurich, Switzerland (monorail PTCA), since 1986.
Member numerous science and professional organizations.
Married Helen Katharina Schmillenkamp, 1968. Children: Kandida, Roman, Katharina.