Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, 1990. Doctor of Medical Science, University Helsinki, 1998.
General practice medicine Porvoo (Finland) Municipal Health Care Center, 1992-1994. Assistant physician Koskela Hospital, Helsinki, 1994-1996, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1997—2001, hospital physician, 1999-2001, associate chief physician, since 2001. Chief physician Folkhälsan Senior Polyclinic, Helsinki, 1998—2002.
Second lieutenant artillery Finnish Army, 1990-1991. Member European Academy for Medicine of Aging (certified), Societas Gerontologica Fennica, Finska Läkaresällskapet, Duodecim, Finnish Medical Association.
Married Susanna Westermarck, December 12, 1987. Children: Ella, Axel, Vivi, Anni.