Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1981. Specialty Certified in Surgery, Central Hospital, Eslilstuna, Sweden, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Surgery, Linkoping, Sweden, 1993.
Intern, Control Hospital, Eskilstuna, 1981-1983; resident in surgery, Control Hospital, Eskilstuna, 1983-1988; senior resident in surgery, Control Hospital, Eskilstuna, 1988-1989; senior resident department surgery, University Hospital, Linkoping, 1989-1993; assistant professor surgery, University Hospital, Linkoping, 1993-1996; associate professor, University Hospital, Linkoping, since 1996.
Member Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Association Surgery, Scandinavian Surgical Society, Swedish Society Gastroenterology, Swedish Society Laparascopic Surgery, Scandinavian Association Digestive Endoscopy, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Swedish Society Medicine (award 1996, 98, 2000, 01), International Society of Surgery, Society Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
Married Maria Birgitta Johansson, January 12, 1985. Children: Elisabeth, Peter.