Born 1952 in Eschwege/Werra, Germany
I grew up in Mönchengladbach, where I took my A-levels.
1977 Training as an optician.
I then studied medicine, graduated and received my license to practice medicine from the University of Heidelberg.
I subsequently spent two years working at the Traumatological Department of the Sinsheim District Hospital.
I then trained as a consultant anaesthetist and took my PhD at the University of Heidelberg.
In 1997, I established as a practising anaesthetist in Heidelberg and started cooperating with the KWZ (fertility clinic) Heidelberg
I further qualified in emergency medicine.
I also work as a part-time emergency physician in the Heidelberg area and as an airborne emergency physician for the German Airborne Rescue Services in Mannheim.