European Sports Cardiologist | Member Executive Committee | Honorary President | ESA | EFSMA | German Sports Medicine Federation
Education in medicine and sports sciences with State Doctorate MD 1968, Bonn, Germany
Specialist training in internal medicine, occupational and sports medicine at Universities of Mainz, Copenhagen (Bengt Saltin) and German Sports University, Cologne
Qualifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology 1978 (European Cardiologist) , Preventive Medicine, Echocardiography, Lecturer: Gutenberg-University, Mainz (PhD).
Professional Career: Vice head cardiology dept. Freiburg Univ., and Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Remscheid (1985-2008): Interventional Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Pneumology, Sports Medicine. Research in cardiology, exercise physiology, weightlessness, preventive medicine, physical activity and ageing, pre-participation examination. Space Medicine Consultant for DLR,ESA (European Astronauts), and NASA, Houston. Private practice since 2008 (Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Sports Cardiology.
Memberships: Many national and international societies. Fellwowship of ACC, AHA, FIMS and UEMS,Brussels.