I graduated University of Tartu, Estonia, worked thereafter as a consultant in general ICU of Tartu University Hospital and later as a chief of Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in East Tallinn Central Hospital. I defended my doctoral degree 2008 in Tartu. Currently I am working as a consultant in the ICU of the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland. The main topic of my research is gastrointestinal dysfunction in intensive care patients. I am a member of Executive Committee of WSACS and Chair of the Clinical Trials Working Group. I am married and have a 3-year old son.