1996 Qualification in Trauma Surgery
1997-2008 Senior Registrar at the Department of Trauma Surgery at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz (Germany)
2000 European Board of Surgery Qualification in Traumatology (EBSQ)
2003 PhD-thesis on the biomechanical properties of fixed-angle implant systems in fractures of
the proximal humerus
Since 08.2008 Director of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Academic Teaching Hospital Fulda, Germany (Level 1 Trauma Center)
Since 2010 Professorship at the Johannes-Gutenberg- University, Mainz, Germany
Since 2005 Member of the Intramedullary Nailing Expert Group (INEG) of the AO/ASIFfoundaon
Special topics of interest:
Surgery of the pelvis, acetabulum & hip joint, Polytrauma management, Joint replacement, intramedullary nailing, Reconstructive surgery of the musculoskeletal system.
Editor of Operative Orthopedics and Traumatology (Journal)
Intramedullary Nailing: a comprehensive review (book)
A reviewer of Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (Journal)
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery and other journals
Author of more than 100 publication in international journals.