Aug 11th 1965 : Born in Münster/Westfalen, Germany. 1982-1983: Rotary Scholarship to Sydney/Australia 1985-1992: Medical Studies in Peczs/Hungary, Bochum, Cologne, Germany. Scholarships in Sydney/Australia, Atlanta/USA, Dumaguete/Philippines. 1992: Medical Exam. 1992-1994: Rotation in General Surgery, Dortmund, Germany 1994-2006: Resident and Staff Member Department of Urology Hannover Medical School. Director: Prof. Udo Jonas. 1999: Board Exam 1999: „Young Innovator in Urology“. 2001: Staff Member Department of Urology, Hannover Medical School 2003-2005: Representative of the scientific coworkers in the Senat of Hannover Medical School. 2005: Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Association of prostate cancer Support. Since 2006 until today : Head of Department of Urology; Marienkrankenhaus Bergisch Gladbach; Teaching Hospital of University of Cologne Since 2007: Member of the scientific board for the German SIII Guidelines guidelines Member in several national and international Urological Societies (DGU, EAU). 2000-2006: Managing Editor „World Journal of Urology“. 2012: Founding member of German Focal Therapy Working Group
6 national and international scientific awards. More than 150 abstracts, papers and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals. More than 200 invited talks to operative and non-operative therapies in prostate cancer. Member of the teaching staff European School of Urology. Member of the teaching staff of the European School of Radiation Oncology.
Clinical and scientific interests:
Therapy of localized prostate cancer (Radical prostatectomy, Brachytherapy) Therapy of CRPC. PI in national chemotherapy trials on CRPC. Imaging in Prostate Cancer. Focal therapy of prostate cancer