After successfully passing the medical state examination, he first completed further training to become a specialist in phoniatrics and pediatric audiology as well as a specialist in ENT medicine including special ENT surgery. After appointments to professorships for the subject of phoniatrics and pediatric audiology at the Universities of Regensburg and Duisburg-Essen, he took on a professorship of the same name at the Technical University of Dresden in 2010, heading the department of phoniatrics and audiology and the Saxon Cochlear Implant Center Dresden. In 2018 he accepted the call to the chair (W3) for audiology and phoniatrics at the Berlin Charité.
His medical work covers the entire spectrum of communication disorders with a focus on the surgical and conservative treatment of patients with voice disorders, especially professional singers and actors. As the director of one of the most traditional university clinics for voice, speech and hearing disorders, counseling and treatment for hearing loss form a further clinical focus with special expertise in music medicine. In his research, he is particularly concerned with the morphological and functional properties of professional voices and the electrophysiological objectification of hearing and language acquisition.
He is a member of national and international scientific committees in his field, including the board of the German Society for Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, was President of the 8th Pan-European Voice Conference and is currently Secretary General for PEVOC.