Doctor of Medicine, Tbilisi Medical School, 1966. Master of Science, Bakulev Institute, Moscow, 1972. Doctor of Science, Bakulev Institute, Moscow, 1978.
Resident in cardiac surgery Bakulev Institute, 1968-1972, senior staf, 1972-1978, chairman department emergency cardiac surgery, 1978-1988. Senior pediatrics cardiac surgeon GHI, Berlin, since 1989.
Member American Association Thoracic Surgery, The Society Thoracic Surgery, German Cardiothoracic and Vasc. Surgery, European Society Cardiovasc.
Married Nana P. Kavtaradze, September 4, 1976. 1 child, Vladimir Junior.