Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1974.
He studied medicine at Uppsala University in 1962 and became a medical student. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in 1968 from the Karolinska Institute where he became associate professor in 1969.
Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (ny academy of sciences).
Life partner Lena Ringdén. Married Margaretha Tornhage, April 17, 1965 (divorced). Children: Anna-lena Sventelius, Magnus.