Abitur, Gymnasium Frankfurt, 1973. Doctor of Medicine, University Frankfurt, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bonn, 1992.
Resident in cardiology Rotenburg (Germany), 1980. Neonatology, pediatric cardiology resident University Bonn (Germany), 1981-1982. Resident obstetrics-gynecology University Bonn., 1982-1987, attending physician department obstetrics-gynecology, 1987-1990, attending physician department prenatal diagnosis and therapy, 1990-1993.
Professor division of prenatal medicine department obstetrics- gynecology University Lübeck (Germany), 1993—2002. Professor, director clinic of obstetrical and prenatal medicine University Bonn, since 2002.
Captain Medical Branch German Military, 1982. Fellow German Society Gynecology and Obstetrics. Member International Society Ultrasound in Ob.-Gyn., German Society Prenatal and Obstetrical Medicine.
Married Gabi Rothe, 1982. Children: Janina, Christoph, Oliver.