Doctor of Medicine, Medical School, Wuerzburg, Berlin, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Medical School, Wuerzburg, Berlin, 1965.
Interim chief Department Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, University Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 1975—1976. Director Department Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery, Fulda, Germany, 1979—2005, Department Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery International Neurosci. Institute, Hannover, Germany, since 2005.
Fellow: Royal College Surgeons (ad hominem 1991, Semon Lecturer 1994). Member: 6 National and International Societies (president), German Society Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (honorary Doctor Ludwig-Haymann Professor award 1999, Merit medal 2006), 6 International Science Societies (honorary), International Federation Otorhinolaryngological Societies (executive committee since 2001).
Married Julia Shishmanova, September 28, 1979. Children: Maximilian, Clara-Sophia, Stephan, Matthias.