Student, Statsgymnasiet, Svendborg, Denmark, 1973. Doctor of Medicine, University Aarhus, Denmark, 1982. Specialty in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Linkoping, Sweden, 1990.
Assistant physician, Varde, Denmark, 1982-1985; assistant physician, Eksjoe, Sweden, 1985-1987; assistant physician, Linkoping, Sweden, 1987-1989; consultant gastroenterology unit, Eksjoe, Sweden, 1990; leader gastroenterology unit, Eksjoe, Sweden, since 1994.
Married Karen Pilgaard, January 4, 1978 (divorced October 1989). Children: Marie, Lars. Married Anna-Karin Karlsson.
Children: Moa, Linus, Maja.