Doctor of Medicine, State Medical Institute, Perm, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Medical Academy, Russia, 1999.
Intern in psychiatry State Medical Institute, Perm, Russia, 1975—1976. Department chief Perm Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Russia, 1976—1977. Psychiatrist Perm City Psychiatric Hospital, Bajbolovka, 1977—1979.
Department chief Clinic of Addictive Medicine, Sterlitamak, 1979—1982. Psychiatrist Moscow Regional Psychiatric Hospital Northern 23, Naro-Fominsk, 1982, department chief, 1982—1991, organizer then head psycho-resucsitology center, since 1991. Associate professor Russian University People's Friendship, Moscow, since 2003.
Reviewer Journal Electroconvulsive Therapy, 2005—2006, chief of team professional web site, since 2003, member editorial board, since 2006.
Member of Russian Association Psychiatrists, Russian Association Biological Psychiatry, World Federation Societies Biological Psychiatry (member task force on electroconvulsive therapy since 2002).
Married Tatiana Petrovna Tarasova Nelson, September 19, 1998. Children from previous marriage: Ekaterina, Anna.