1966: Born in Bethel/Bielefeld (Germany).
1988: Medical Training in Würzburg, Innsbruck (Austria), and Marburg.
1996: University of Aachen,
Training in Pediatrics and Pathology, Associate of Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research on Biomaterials (IZKF Biomat).
2001: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dept. of Pediatric Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Neonatology, Head Senior Physician and Leader Implant Biocompatibility Lab, further specialisation in Cardiovascular Morphology, Secretary WG on Cardiac Morphology of AEPC