Doctor of Medicine, University Iceland, School Medicine, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iceland, School Medicine.
Pediatric residency training University Connecticut, 1992. Subspecialty training in pulmonary medicine Children's Hospital Philadelphia, University Pennsylvania School Medicine, 1995, assistant professor pediatrics, 1995—1998. Director, respiratory, infalmmatory and pharmacogenomics research deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Ireland, since 1998, vice president clinical science Iceland, 2003—2005, vice president, business development Iceland, since 2005.
Chief scientific officer Encode (subsidiary of deCODE Genetics), since 2001.