Doctor of Medicine, Umeå (Sweden) University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Goteborg University, Sweden, 1978. Associate professor, Goteborg University, Sweden, 1980.
Intern, County Hospital, Halmstad, 1971-1974; fellow in cardiology, Sahlgren's Hospital, Gothenburg, 1974-1979; head cardiology department, Ostra U. Hospital, Gothenburg, 1985-1993; chief medicine, Ostra U. Hospital, Gothenburg, since 1994; area manager, Ostra U. Hospital, Gothenburg, 1995-1996; staff physician, Ostra U. Hospital, Gothenburg, since 1979; associate professor, Ostra U. Hospital, Gothenburg, since 1980. Visiting associate professor University of California, San Francisco, 1981-1982.
Fellow European Society Cardiology (chairman working group on heart failure). Member American Heart Association, American College Cardiology, Swedish Society Cardiology (president 1991-1993), Thai Society Cardiology (honorary).
Married Ingela Thylén, June 27, 1966. Children: Benjamin, Lisa.