the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich from 1977 to 1983. Final exam passed in October 1983.
18.11.1983, Bay. Staatsministery of Interior, Munich, Germany at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich on May 6, 1986, grade "magna cum laude"
Internal medicine, Cardiology January 1984 to April 1987, Dept. Internal Medicine (Prof Dr. H. Gallenkamp) community hospital in Witten. From May 1, 1987 postgraduate fellow at the Dept. of cardiology (Prof. Dr. H. Kreuzer), Georg-August-Univer¬sity, Goettingen.
Board Internal medicine Cardiology Subspeciality
July 18, 1990, Ärztekammer Niedersachsen, Hannover, Germany Dec 2, 1992. Ärztekammer Niedersachsen, Hannover, Germany Intensive care ¬medicine November 10, 1997
Consultant internal medicine-cardiology university of Goettingen since December 1992; head of echo lab university of Goettingen 1990-1998; Deputy director and head of cathlab at Friedrich-Schiller university of Jena June 1998-March 2005.
Since April 2005 director of the dept. of Cardiology & Intensive Care, Klinikum Darmstadt, teaching hospital of the Univ. of Frankfurt
Board exam of PhD thesis passed on May 27, 1992. Title of thesis "Relevance of diasto¬lic left ventricular dysfunction for symptoms and progression in congestive heart failure. A Doppler ¬echo¬car¬dio¬graphic analysis ¬in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy".
Extraord. Professor (Assoc. Prof.) University Professor of Cardiology Research
Academic title of extraordinary professor of cardiology at the university of Goettingen on January 7, 1997.. From June, 1998 to March 2005 deputy director and Professor of cardiology, university of Jena Interventional therapy of coronary artery disease (laser, intravascular ultrasound, CTOs. collateral physiology) >130 original papers.
Member German Society of Cardiology Member of the American Heart Association (Clinical Cardiology) Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Co-Founder and President of the EuroCTO Club (2012-14)