Doctor of Medicine, Latvian Medical Academy, Riga, 1982.
Resident, 4th Hospital, Riga, 1982-1983; surgeon, 11th Outpatient Department, Riga, 1983-1984; endoscopist, Republican Oncol. Center, Riga, 1984-1986; surgeon, 4th Hospital, Riga, 1986-1992; deputy director, Ministry of Welfare, Riga, 1992-1993; state minister of health, Ministry of Welfare, Riga, since 1993.
Member Riga City Council, 1990-1993, member ecological committee, 1990-1993. Member Global Commission on Women's Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, since 1994. Member Latvian Physicians Association (board directors 1989-1990, vice president 1990-1991).
Married Sandra Amolina Zemvalde, February 15, 1985 (divorced July 1991). Children: Laura, Lita. Married Zaneta Jansone, August 29, 1991.
Children: Edijs, Aksels.