Education
Medical studies and Medical Sports Sciences
State Doctorate MD 1968, Bonn, Germany

Specialist training
Internal Medicine, University of Cologne, University of Mainz
Occupational Medicine, Moers (Research Laboratory)
Sports Medicine: Copenhagen, muscle center
Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Mainz University Hospital (1970 -1978)
Sports Medicine, German Sports University, Cologne
Intensive Care Medicine

Qualifications
Internal Medicine, Cardiology 1978 (European Cardiologist)
Sports Medicine 1971 (Copenhagen, B.Saltin, Research)
Intensive Care Medicine (1986)
Lecturer:Gutenberg-University, Mainz up to now

Professional Career
Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Remscheid (1985-2008): Interventional Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Pneumology, Sports Medicine
Space Medicine Consultant for DLR and ESA (European Astronauts), Cologne, Germany
Private practice since 2008 (Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Sports Cardiology)
Research in cardiology, exercise physiology, weightlessness preventive medicine, physical activity and ageing, pre-participation examination.

Memberships: Many national and international societes, e.g.
Member ESA Medical Board, ESA Space Medicine Board and Medical Election Board of ESA
American College of Cardiology (ACC, FACC), American Heart Association (AHA, FAHA) (Gold Member)

Sports Medicine
German Federation of Sports Medicine and Prevention (Past -President)
Drug Committee of the German Medical and Drug Commission
Corresponding Member of FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine)
Corresponding Member of EFSMA (European Federation Sports Medicine Association)