Dietmar is a neurosurgeon by training and injects entrepreneurial spirit into research. After obtaining a law degree and passing the bar examination in Berlin in 2003 Dietmar went to Charité Medical School. In 2007, he graduated and specialized in the Charité Department of Neurosurgery. He is a certified board member in neurosurgery since 2013. His research focus has been in perioperative imaging and functional diagnosis before founding the research group Simulation-based Prediction of Stroke. For the last 4 years, he has been working on advancing stroke treatment by personalized imaging-based stroke prediction. Funded by several federal grants he has built a strong interdisciplinary team of physicians, software engineers and computer scientists to develop a decision support software that provides risk scoring and treatment planning in stroke. He is currently heading the research group "Predictive Modeling in Medicine" in the Charité.