Licensed physician, Helsinki University, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1976. Specialist in internal medicine, 1971.
Specialist in cardiology, 1978.
Physician The Social Insurance Institute of Finland, 1966-1968. Resident physician First Department Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1969-1972, resident physician of cardiology, 1976-1978, assistant chief physician, 1978-1981, lecturer, 1981-1984. Research officer The Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, 1973-1976.
Assistant chief physician Kivela Hospital, 1984-1985. Chief physician of internal medicine Koskela Hospital, since 1985, medical director, since 1989. Senior lecturer internal medicine Helsinki University, since 1982.
Medical consultant Pohjola Insurance Group, Helsinki, since 1972.
Member The Finnish Gerontological Association (vice president 1993-1995, president since 1996), International Association Gerontology (member council since 1997).
Married Eivor Anita Viitanen, May 10, 1964 (deceased 1983). Children: Kristiina, Susanna, Heikki, Elina. Married Elina Kyllikki Sipila, April 16, 1999.