Doctor of Medicine, University Kuopio, Finland, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kuopio, Finland, 1983. Specialist in surgery, University Kuopio, Finland, 1988.
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery, University Kuopio, Finland, 1995.
General practitioner, Suolahti, Suonenjoki, 1977-1983. Resident in surgery University Kuopio, 1983-1988. Postdoctoral fellow University Kentucky, Lexington, 1985-1986, 91-92.
Assistant professor University Kuopio, 1988-1993, professor orthopedic and traumatology Finland, 2006—2007. Senior consultant in surgery Kuopio University Hospital, 1993-1996. Head department surgery Hyvinkaa Hospital, Finland, 1996—1999.
Head department orthopedic surgery, consultant Hameenlinna Central Hospital, Finland, since 2000. Consultant Mehilainen Hospital, Helsinki, since 1996.
Member KHPV, Finnish Bone Society (founder member, vice president 1995-1997), Finnish Osteoporosis Society (founder member), American Society Bone and Mineral Research, Kanta-Hame Medical Society, Finnish Ortho. Association, Finnish Surgical Association, Finnish Medical Association.
Married Merja Anneli Paukkonen, July 31, 1976. Children: Tuomas, Meri.