Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2000.
Medical doctor and advisor Drs. Without Borders, Monrovia, Liberia, 2003—2004, board directors, 2005—2006. Infecitious disease specialist Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, since 2003.
Medical advisor Swedish Rescue Service Agency, El Fasher, Sudan. 2nd lieutenant Army, 1989-1990, Kiruna.
Married Susan Elaine Macdonald, July 28, 2007. Children: Kieran Pirie, Kyle Pirie, Lauren Pirie, Jake Macdonald, Noah.