Doctor of Medicine, University Turku, Finland, 1957. Division of Medical Sciences, University Turku, Finland, 1967. Professor, University Turku, Finland, 1970.
Research fellow in pharmacology University Turku, 1958-1961, resident in chest diseases and medicine, 1962-1967. Associate chief physician, chief physician Paimio Hospital, Preitilä, Finland, 1968-1994. Professor diseases of chest University of Turku, 1970-1994, dean medical faculty, 1983-1985.
Retired, since 1994
Temporary expert World Health Organization, Geneva, since 1989. President for Europe, International Union Against Tuberculosis, 1982-1990, assessor Uppsala Universities/U. College London Medical School.
Member Finnish Lung Association (president Turku 1973-1976), Hungarian Chest Association (honorary), Latin American Lung Association (honorary), Royal Science Society Uppsala.
Married Maija-Leena Teinilä, December 4, 1955. Children: Juhani, Leena, Marianna, Eeva.