curriculum vitae

1975-1981:        Medical School, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany

1982-1983:              Naval Medical Doctor of the First Mine Sweeper Squadron, Flensburg, Germany

1983-1984:              Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital "Evangelisches Stift", Koblenz, Germany

1985-1987:              Resident, University Eye Hospital Erlangen-Nürnberg

1987:            Board examination

1988-2000:        Staff member of the University Eye Hospital Erlangen-Nürnberg

11/1988:          Habilitation (thesis): Biomorphometry of the optic nerve

1990:            Election into the "Glaucoma Society of the International Congress of Ophthalmology "

1990:            Glaucoma Award from the German Ophthalmologic Society

October 1, 1991:               Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology,

                University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

1997:            Junior Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

4.2000 up to now:  Professor of Ophthalmology, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology,

                 Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University

                 Heidelberg, Germany

4.2000-10.2012    Director of the University Eye Hospital, Mannheim University Hospital

2003-2008:              Secretary General of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)

2004             Honorary President, Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology

2005:            Senior Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

2005:            Member of the Retina Society

2005:            Member Macula Society

2007:            Member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina 

2008:            Life-long member of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research EVER

2008:            International Gold Awards of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society

2009:            Fellow of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO (Silver status)

2011:            Senior Clinical Scientist Award, Research Recognition Award, World Glaucoma Association

2011:            Prof. Robert-Ritch Award, Glaucoma Foundation, New York, USA

2012             Honorary Member of the Asia-Pacific Vitreoretinal Society

2012             Guest Professor, Eye Hospital, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese

                Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, China

2012             Honorary Professor State Key Laboratory in Ophthalmology, Sun-Yat Sen

                University, Guangzhou, China

2014             Editor-in-chief British Journal of Ophthalmology (together with Profs. Keith Barton

                and James Chodosh)

2014            Honorary Member, French Ophthalmological Society (Société Française

                d´Ophthalmology)

2013-2015:              Chair, Global Members Committee of the Association for Research in Vision and

                Ophthalmology ARVO

2014:            Honorary Member, Asia-Pacific Vitreoretinal Society

2015            Fellow of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO (Gold

                status)

2016:            Life Achievement Honor Award American Academy of Ophthalmology

2017:            Member, Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis