Doctor of Medicine, University Bern, 1988.
Associate professor psychiatry University Hospital, Bern, since 1997. Associate professor psychiatry and mental hygiene Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, since 1997. Associate professor Bloomberg School Public Health, since 1997.
Vice chair department psychiatry University Bonn, Germany.
Member of International Society Transcranial Stimulation (secretary, treasurer 1997—2002), Society Biological Psychiatry, European College Neuropsychopharmacology, American Psychiatric Association, Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum, American College Neuropsychopharmacology (associate BMS Travel award 1997).
Married Caroline Janet Zumstein, March 21, 1992. Children: Thomas Andri, Flurin Marc, Philip Louis.