When I was a young man, I travelled to Brazil, where I had the opportunity to get to know one of today’s leading plastic surgeons and watch him work. It was Prof. Ivo Pinanguy in Rio de Janeiro. I owe my fascination with this medical discipline to this great man and colleague and I decided to follow in his footsteps. During my medical studies and later on in my speciality training, I had the honour of learning and working there as well as in other reputable departments of our specialist field in New York, Dallas and Munich. I am truly beholden to all my teachers and role models to this very day. Today, I pass on my expertise to young colleagues and students who come to us from all over the world to gain work experience.
Plastic surgery combines scientific ambition, surgical skills and artistic talent in a unique way. This fascination has continued to this day and I can say from the bottom of my heart that my profession has filled me with great pleasure and pride every single day I have been allowed to practice it in my long career. I hope very much that I will be able to continue doing so for a long time.
Medical Studies 1988-1994
Ludwig-Maximilians University and Technical University Munich, Germany
Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil
Medical School at the New York University, United States
Medical specialist training 1994-2000
Department for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Clinic rechts der Isar in Munich with Prof. Dr. Biemer
Department for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Prof. John Mc Carthy at the New York University
Departmento da Cirurgia Plastica at the Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro with Prof. Ivo Pitanguy in the department for Plastic and Reconstructive
General surgery, intensive and emergency medicine in various renowned clinics in Munich.
The specialist medical training for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery completed in Germany included micro surgery, replantation- and hand surgery, reconstructive surgery after cancer, congenital deformities, burns and accidents as well as the entire aesthetic surgery.
International specialist trainings in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
With professor Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With professor Sherryl Aston and professor Glenn Jelks in New York, United States
With professor Sam Hamra and professor John Tebbetts in Dallas, United States
Since 2001 working in own private practice after many years of clinical experience Associate professor
at the University of Hermanstadt/Sibiu, Romania Teaching and residency in plastic surgery
Active participation and lectures at international conferences
Reviewer in the field of plastic surgery, emergency physician