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Erkki Juhani Pesonen

Erkki Juhani Pesonen, Finnish pediatric cardiology educator. Recipient Young Investigators award Finnish Cardiac Society, 1973, medal for successful research in cardiology University Turku, Finland, 1993. Member of Swedish Pediatrics Society (secretary 2002-2003), Association European Pediatrics Cardiology (council 1997—2000), Finnish Cardiac Society (assistant secretary 1989-1990, secretary 1992-1993).

Background

  • Pesonen, Erkki Juhani was born on March 29, 1943 in Helsinki, Finland. Arrived in Sweden, 1996. Son of Heikki K. and Annikki Anita (Schulz) Pesonen.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1970. Doctor in Medical Sciences, Helsinki University, 1974.

    Career

    • Resident in pediatrics University Helsinki, 1974-1976, 78-80. Pediatric cardiology fellow University California, San Francisco, 1976-1977, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1977-1978. Consultant pediatrics cardiology University Hospital, Helsinki, 1980-1993, docent in pediatrics cardiology, since 1984, chief pediatrics cardiology, 1993-1996.

      Professor pediatrics cardiology Lund (Sweden) University, since 1996.

    Membership

    Member of Swedish Pediatrics Society (secretary 2002-2003), Association European Pediatrics Cardiology (council 1997—2000), Finnish Cardiac Society (assistant secretary 1989-1990, secretary 1992-1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Marathon running.

    Connections

    • Married Irma T. Vesalainen. Children: Juha, Marjut.
    • father: Heikki K. Pesonen
    • mother: Annikki Anita (Schulz) Pesonen
    • spouse: Irma T. Vesalainen
    • children: Juha Pesonen
    • Marjut Pesonen
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    Born March 29, 1943
    (age 74)
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    • 1970
      Helsinki University
    • 1974
      Helsinki University
    • 1974 - 1976
      Resident, in pediatrics University Helsinki
    • 1976 - 1977
      pediatric cardiology fellow, University California
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      pediatric cardiology fellow, University California
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1980 - 1993
      consultant, pediatrics cardiology University Hospital
      Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
    • 1993 - 1996
      consultant, pediatrics cardiology University Hospital
    • 1996
      professor, pediatrics cardiology Lund (Sweden) University
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