Born and raised in beautiful Westphalia (Germany), I studied Medicine at the Free University of Berlin and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and later at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital in London.

I then started to work and research at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin. Here I finished my Doctors’ degrees ( in 2002 (summa cum laude) and was awarded the prize for the best annual dissertation.

In the following years I focused more and more on my clinical experience and became a specialist in Internal Medicine in 2005 and in Gastroenterology in 2007. In the same year I became a consultant and by 2009 head of the department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Diabetology at the Jewish Hospital Berlin.

After these successful and happy years in Berlin - in the meantime our daughter was born - we decided to move from Berlin to the Costa del Sol, my wife´s home. On the way we stopped over in New Zealand, for a 6-month locum ship at the Timaru Hospital and a lectureship at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Since early 2013, I have been working as a gastroenterologist in the centre of Marbella.