Doctor of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 1996.
Resident Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1990—1994. Research fellow Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, 1994—1997. Orthopaedic surgeon Sapporo Kosei Hospital, Sapporo, Japan, 1997—1998.
Spine fellow Bibai Rousai Hospital, Bibai, Japan, 1998—1999. Spine surgeon Hakodate Central General Hospital, Japan, since 1999, director, spine surgery, since 2008. Affiliate associate professor Hokkaido University, since 2008.
Member of Japan Spine Research Society (award for Basic Science (Clinical Biomechanics article 1995) 1998), Japanese Orthopaedics Association, International Society for Study of the Lumar Spine, Orthopaedics Research.Soc.
Married Ayumi Kanayama. Children: Risako, Mikako.