I hold medical licensing examination degrees in medicine from Germany (state examination, approbation), the UK (General Medical Council certification) and the USA (USMLE). As part of my curriculum, I have served internships and experienced health care systems in various nations including Germany, USA, UK, South Africa, China, India, Argentina, Colombia and Malaysia.
I have received specialization training in general pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric intensive care medicine and pediatric gastroenterology at Helios University Hospital Wuppertal for 5 years. Moreover, I have worked as an emergency physician for adult and pediatric patients for 2 years. Since 2017 I am trained in pediatric gastroenterology at the level III pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition center at Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK.
My first scientific dissertation (Dr. med.) was a prospective clinical study utilizing an advanced cardiological imaging technique to identify subclinical heart dysfunction in patients with arterial hypertension. Secondly, as a PhD researcher, I have studied genetic and epigenetic interactions in the interplay of a DNA virus (hepatitis b virus) infection and host nuclear architecture. I now lead a group of 9 junior scientists with a broad range of health care research approaches ranging from molecular biology and translational research to clinical studies and health care services research.
As a university lecturer I have trained medical students in both preclinical and clinical levels including pediatrics, physiology, medical research methodologies and general mentoring.