Doctor of Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tampere, Finland, 1996.
Resident Turku University Central Hospital, 1974-1978. Private practice Bottenhavets Kretssjukhus, Finland, 1979-1982. Obstetrics-gynecology specialist Vaasa (Finland) Central Hospital, since 1983.
Served with Finnish Military, 1973-1974.
Son of Klas Erik and Anita Margit (Thilén) G. Divorced; children: Richard, Maria, Peter.