I come from Kaiserslautern in Germany. After leaving school, I first studied communication sciences, Romance languages and American studies before taking up my medical studies in Munich in 1980. The subsequent specialist training in internal medicine, with a focus on cardiology, led me to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Due to my interest in research and advances in medicine, I worked in several multinational companies from 1990 to 2012 and held numerous leadership positions in various fields.
Since 2012, I live in Switzerland and am working here in psychiatry. I completed my specialist training in the Lucerne Psychiatry and the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services in Solothurn Psychiatry, my psychotherapy training at the Carl Gustav Jung Institute in Küsnacht on Lake Zurich, where I am since 2018 as a lecturer for international students.
My life is shaped of fascination and enthusiasm for people and innovation. In medicine, and especially in psychiatry, I strive to support people in crises and to provide them with long-term best possible health, quality of life and social integration or inclusion.