Doctor of Medicine Medical Faculty, University Umeå (Sweden), 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Umeå (Sweden), 1987.
Senior consultant lung medicine University Umeå (Sweden), 1989-1992. Professor, head of lung department University Hospital Trondheim (Norway), 1992—2002. Professor, senior consultant in asthma and allergy research, department allergology and lung medicine University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, since 2002.
Chairman Norwegian Lung Research Council, 1993—2002.
Member European Respiratory Society (secretary Broncho Alveolar Lavage group), American Thoracic Association, American College Chest Physicians, World Association of Sarcordosis and Other Granulmatous Disorders.
Married Diana Maria Der Bedrossian, December 24, 1980. Children: Christopher, Jessica.