Doctor of Medicine, University Oulu, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oulu, 1988. Certified medical oncology and radiotherapy, University Helsinki, 1996.
General practice physician Oulu, Oulainen, Kemi, Kokkola, Vaasa, Finland, 1987-1988. Acting physician Vaasa Center Hospital, 1988. Fellow University California, San Diego, 1990-1992.
Senior registrar Oncology Clinic, Helsinki, Finland, 1993-1995. Senior lecturer oncology Helsinki University, 1995-1999. Senior consultant oncology Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1996.
Medical director Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Helsinki, Finland, since 1997. Senior lecturer applied oncology Turku, Finland, since 1999. St. lecturer clinical drug. researcher Helsinki, since 1999.
Medical director pharmaceutical clinical drug development Aventis Pharma, since 2000.
Second lieutenant Finish military, 1989. Member American Association Cancer Research (Travel award 1992), American Society Clinical Oncology, Association Finnish Pharmaceutical Physicians (chairman since 2001), International Association for Study of Lung Cancer, European Society for Medical Oncology.
Married Maarit Helena Murtomäki, August 22, 1981. Children: Noora, Jaakko, Veera.