Head of Oculoplastic and Orbital Service, Munich University Eye Hospital, Munich, Germany
He studied Medicine in Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Boston.
In 1991, he graduated in Ophthalmology at the University of Munich, before he specialized in Eyelid- and Orbital Surgery. He was fellow to C. Beyer-Machule/ Munich, R. Collin/ London and L. Koornneef/ Amsterdam.
In 2002 he was appointed as a full professor of Ophthalmology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
He is head of the Oculoplastic and Orbital Service at the Munich University Eye Hospital, where he is involved in patient care, teaching and research.
In 1993 he became full member of the European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS), since 2006 he is the secretary of ESOPRS. He is Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO), deputy spokesman of SORC (Section of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the German Ophthalmological Society) and member of the editorial board of several journals.
His main professional interests are functional and aesthetic eyelid surgery and orbital surgery, in particular surgical rehabilitation in Graves´ disease and anophthalmic socket management.