Doctor of Medicine, University Munich, 1974. Thesis, University Munich, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Munich, 1989.
Research fellow University Munich, 1976-1978, senior house assistant, 1978-1981, assistant professor, 1985-1990, director department infectious diseases and tropical medicine, since 1990. Consichat German Red Cross, Somalia, 1984.
Member German Society Infectious Diseases (board directors since 1996), German Society Trop. Medical Institute Health.
Married Irmgard Bühr, June 18, 1976. Children: Kathrin, Julia.