Doctor of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, 1988.
Senior consultant in cardiac surgery University Hosp of Lund, since 1994.
Captain Naval Reserve Corps, 1992-1997. Member European Club of Young Cardiac Surgeons (general secretary since 1988).
Married Christina Anna Birde, March 28, 1988. Children: Michelle, Nadine, André.