Doctor of Medicine, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Linköping University, 1998.
Intern Mora (Sweden) Hospital, 1979-1980. Resident in internal medicine and cardiology Örebro, Sweden, 1981-1985. Resident in clinical physiology Gothenburg, Sweden, 1986-1988.
Assistant physician Mora (Sweden) Hospital, 1979-1981, Regional Hospital, Orebro, Sweden, 1981-1985, senior physician Sweden, 1985-1986. Assistant physician Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, 1986-1988. Department head Central Hospital, Karlstad, Sweden, 1989—1999, Örebro (Sweden) Medical Center Hospital, 1999—2001.
Head department Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 2001—2004. Head, department research, development, education Center Hospital, Halmstad, since 2005. Associate professor Linkoping University, Sweden, since 2002.
Professor Gothenburg University, since 2005.
Member Swedish Society Clinical Physiology (board directors 1994-1996), Karlstad Society.Medicine (chairman 1994-1995), Swedish Society Cardiology.
Married Anne-Torin Nygaard, June 28, 1978 (divorced 1994). Children: Marcus, Thorstein, Married Ingrid Bergewärn, July 21, 2004.