Medical school was started at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and later on completed at the Semmelweiss University in Budapest. Medical School Graduation was with summa cum laude at 1986. The training in Pediatric Rheumatology was absolved at Columbia University at New York,NY , with Jerry Jacobs and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver with Ross Petty. Board certification was in Pediatric Rheumatology in Germany in 2005. Head of the Hamburger Zentrum for Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology since 2000. Leading of several international project regarding juvenile scleroderma and uveitis associated to juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Participation in several international Phase II, III and IV studies.