Doctor of Medicine, Tartu University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1996.
Pulmonary fellow Tartu University Lung Hospital, 1988—1990, head of ward, 1991-1992, head endoscopy unit Intensive Care Unit, 1991-1992. Pulmonologist and allergologist Estonia, 1990. Research fellow Uppsala University Lung Hospital, 1992-1997, pulmonary fellow, 1997-1998, 2000—2003.
Associate section pulmonary and critical care Yale University, 1998-2000. Cardiology fellow Uppsala University, 2003—2006. Cardiologist Sweden, 2006.
Head medical students labour union Tartu University, 1985-1988. Member of European Society Cardiology, Swedish Cardiology Society, Swedish Society Medicine, Swedish Association Lung Medicine.
Married Elo Kirsimäe, April 25, 1987 (divorced June 9, 1998). Children: Ingrid and Karina (twins).