Doctor of Medicine, University Hamburg, 1967. Habilitation, University Freiburg, 1977.
Assistant lecturer Max-Planck-Institute, Bad Nauheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1970-1972. Assistant lecturer, senior physician Medical University Clinic, Freiburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1972-1977. Attending physician Medical University Clinic, 1977-1978, physician internal medicine, cardiology, sports medicine, since 1977.
Professor sports medicine University Saarland, Saarbrücken, Federal Republic Germany, since 1978, head Institute Sports Medicine Federal Republic Germany, since 1978. Head physician German olympic team.
Member German Society Sports Medicine, German Society for Heart and Circulation Research.
Married Ingrid Wittkowsky, April 1, 1966. Children: Michael, Petra.