Doctor of Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Linköping University, Sweden, 1997.
Intern, Motala Hospital, Sweden, 1983-1986; resident, Motala Hospital, Sweden, 1986-1989; resident, Linköping U. Hospital, 1989-1991; colo-rectal surgeon, Linköping, Sweden, since 1991. Board directors Minimal Invasive Surgery Panel (MISEP), Hamburg, Germany, since 1994.
Second lieutenant Swedish Army, since 1991. Fellow Royal College Surgeons. Member Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, Swedish Laparoscopic Society, Swedish Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Married Annica Suzanne Hilliges, May 9, 1992.