Bachelor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1949. License of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1954. Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1968.
Professor (honorary), Helsinki University, 1983.
Medical officer of health, various rural communities, Finland, 1950-1957;
assistant physician, Salus Hospital of the Wihuri Research Institute, Helsinki, 1959;
assistant physician, 3d department medicine, Helsinki U., 1960-1962;
senior cardiologist, department thoracic surgery, Helsinki U., 1963-1972;
senior lecturer in cardiology, Helsinki U., since 1970;
director cardiovascular laboratory, 1st department medicine, Helsinki U., 1972-1989;
director, lecturer postgraduate course in cardiology for general practitioners, Helsinki U., 1979-1990. Consultant cardiologist The Finnish National Board Health, Helsinki, 1981-1991, Ministry Health, since 1991, The Finnish Heart Association, Helsinki, 1961-1968, TheDist. Hospital Kiljava, 1960-1976, The North Carelia Center Hospital, Joensuu,1974-1986.
Member medical expert committees Red Cross of Finland, The Finnish Heart Association, Valio Company of Dairy Products, since 1960. Consultant physician Life Insurance Company Suomi-Salama, Helsinki, 1962-1972. Director research department Finnish Heart Association, 1969-1978.
Director Helsinki Coronary Register, 1969-1978. Medical advisor World Health Organisation, 1970-1976. Lecturer medical technical Helsinki U. Technology, 1985.
Chairman executive committee Council Medical Technology on the Helsiki District, 1982-1989. Member expert committees Finnish Red Cross Organization, Helsinki, since 1970. Member planning and science committees The North Carelia Project, 1972-1976.
Vice chairman board Finnish Heart Association, 1991-1994. Fellow European Society Cardiology. Member Finnish Society Clinical Physiology (founding member, honorary), Finnish Society Insurance Medicine (secretary 1963-1966), Finnish Society Angiology (board directors 1985-1990), Finnish Cardiac Society (founding member, treasurer 1968-1970, president 1988-1990, honorary member 1991), Finnish Heart Association (honorary), Lions.
Married 1950 (divorced 1975). Children: Marjukka, Riitta, Juha P. Married Pirkko H. Parviainen, October 4, 1975.
Children: Helena, Juha K. and Timo Saarelainen.