Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, Finland, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, Finland, 1983.
Senior lecturer University Helsinki, 1989—1997, associate professor, since 1993. Senior clinical consultant University Central Hospital, Helsinki, since 1993.
National coordinator Bone and Joint Decade, since 2000. Member of American Academy Pain Medicine, International Society Study Lumbar Spine, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Mariko Teramura, November 18, 2006. 1 child Mikael.