Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, 1971.
Director surgical intensive care medicine University Hospital Lund, Lund, Sweden, 1982—1983, director pediatric anesthesia and intensive care medicine Sweden, 1984—1986, Sweden, 1989—1990. Consultant Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1986—1988. Professor, chair Karolinska Hospital and Institute, Stockholm, 1990—2001.
Director research, education and development, and vice Chief Executive Officer Karolinska Hospital, since 2001. Member Nobel Assembly Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1995, chair Nobel committee, 2001—2002, academy chair, department surgical science, 1993—1999.
Master: Scandinavian Society Anesthesiologists and Intensive Care Medicine (President 2000). Fellow: Royal College Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Member: Association University Anesthesiologists (honorary).
Son of Eric Malte and Marta Alice, Viola Lindahl. Married Ulla Birgitta Levin. Children: Jenny, Maria.