Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, 1989.
Department psychiatrist Rauha Hospital, Joutseno, Finland, 1990—1995. Assistant psychiatrist Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1995—1997. Assistant chief psychiatrist South Karelia Central Hospital, Lappeenranta, 1997—2000, chief psychiatrist, since 2000.
Director adult psychiatry South Karelia Central Hospital, since 2002.
Member of South Karelia Medical Society (associate Research award 2003), Vyborg Tuberculosis Association (associate Research award 2003), Vyborg Student Association (associate Research award 2003).
Life partner Mari Helena Valkamo. 1 child Joel Karinpoika.