Dr. Leo Hermle studied medicine in Freiburg im Breisgau. He has been working as an assistant doctor since 1979 and, after obtaining the title of specialist in psychiatry and neurology, as a senior physician since 1986.
Since 1991 he has been Chief Physician and since 2007 Medical Director at the Klinikum Christophsbad Göppingen. During the aforementioned period he acquired the additional title of psychotherapist (behavioral therapy) with a focus on forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. His main research interests cocnern the effects and dangers of synthetic drugs, comorbidity, psychosis and addiction, history of psychiatry, experimental psychopathology, organically induced psychosis, and history of psychiatry.