I trained at the Humbolt University in Berlin. After qualifying I achieved an MD for Research on Gestational Diabetes. I came to the UK in 2002 and gained experience in several specialties including general medicine, surgery, psychiatry, paediatrics and A&E. I spent several years in obstetrics and gynaecology at St. Thomas’ Hospital and gained post-graduate diplomas in this area in addition to family planning and general practice. I completed my final year of training as a registrar before joining the team as a partner in 2008.