Doctor of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ulm, 1986.
Intern, resident Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, 1975-1982. Research fellow University Washington, Seattle, 1982-1983. Deputy chief. surgery University Ulm, Germany, 1983-1989.
Chairman surgery department Brüderkrankenhaus, Trier, Germany, since 1989. Visiting professor University Washington, Seattle, 1992, 95, University Tokyo, 1995.
Fellow American College of Surgeons. Member German Society Surgery, European Society Surgical Research.
Married Iris Margarita Schwenk, October 12, 1979. 1 child, Florian.