A historic figure in our field of sleep medicine.
He was a major reason the sleep medicine field achieved respectability and he single-handedly carried the accreditation process for many years.
I remember his tireless effort as head of the head examination committee for the sleep boards at a critical time in the development of the field.
A true legacy of kindness, commitment, love and professionalism.
No one to date in my life has matched his enthusiasm, his support, his abounding energy for the field and for its development.
Helmut was a giant in the field and his contributions are immeasurable.
Helmut cared so deeply for his patients. He will be greatly missed in the sleep medicine field. He was a great teacher and a great practitioner.
We have lost a pioneer in sleep medicine and a pillar of our community. His contribution to the establishment of our field is forever woven into our history. He will remain an inspiration for us all.
Helmut was a colossus in the field of sleep medicine, and certainly deserves as much as anyone to be considered one of its founders.
The smartest, warmest, most effective sleep clinicians I know.
Helmut was probably one of the most influential people in my adult life… I will miss him greatly.