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Studies and scholarship

Studies in Cologne, Zürich and the USA

  •  1986-1993 Studies in human medicine at the University of Cologne
    Completion: State examination
  • Study exchange with the East Carolina University North Carolina, USA.
    First professional contact with plastic surgery
  • 1994 Matriculation (extra-occupational) at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Completion: Doctorate

Research activities

  • Research (during studies) on glycoprotein P 170 with Prof. Wikramanayake at the University of Cologne
  • Obtained doctorate in medicine (Dr. med.) at the University of Zurich in 1994 with Privatdozent Dr. Stallmach and Prof. Dr. Briner on the topic: “Immunohistochemical proof of intermediary trophoblasts for abort diagnostics”, published in ‘Der Pathologe’ (1994) 15:28-31
  • Clinical study on hand injuries: “Hand Injuries and Their Complications”, Accident and Emergency Department, Watford General Hospital, GB (1995)
  • Clinical studies on lower leg injuries and breast reconstructions
  • Clinical Studies Lower Limb Trauma and Pedicle Tram Flap Reconstruction Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Royal London Hospital, London, GB( 1996-1997)