Doctor of Medicine, Umeå U, Sweden, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Tampere University, Finland, 2003.
Assistant professor Tampere University, since 2000. Senior consultant department otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery Tampere University Hospital, since 2000. Project leader diagnosis-related groups Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, 1999—2000.
Head of nasal provocation group Tampere University Hospital, since 2000, consultant maxillo-facial surgery group, since 2000.
Member of European Rhinology Society (associate).
Married Sari Hannele Hämälä, December 2, 1968. 1 child Nea Minka.