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Cardiothoracic surgeon

Hannu Olavi Savolainen, Finnish cardiothoracic surgeon. Recipient Presidential award for activities in humanitarian aid President of Finland, 1989, research award Koskelo Foundation, 1994; grantee Finnish Heart Foundation, 1988, 94, 95, 96. Lieutenant Finnish Navy Reserve; Member Finnish Medical and Surgical Association, International College Surgeons, World Association Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Background

Savolainen, Hannu Olavi was born on March 22, 1954 in Hallola, Hame, Finland. Arrived in United Kingdom, 1994. Son of Aapo Attos and Meri Marjatta (Drachman) Savolainen.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1993. Diploma in cardiac surgery, London University, 1995.

Career

Resident surgeon, Lasarettet Karlshamn (Sweden) Hospital, 1980-1982; resident surgeon, Maria Hospital, Helsinki, 1982-1984; resident surgeon, Lahti (Finland) Control Hospital, 1984-1987; resident surgeon, Helsinki U. Control Hospital, 1987-1989; fellow thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Helsinki U. Control Hospital, 1989-1993; consultant surgeon, Helsinki U. Control Hospital, 1993-1994; cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, 1994-1995; cardiovascular surgeon, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, since 1996. Surgeon, medical coordinator International Red Cross, Lebanon, Thailand, Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia, Kuwait, 1982-1991, Chechnya, 1992-1995. International cons.Finnish Red Cross, since 1986, adviser 1st aid and catastrophe committee, since 1993.

Adviser, board director committees Government of Finland.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor television program Turn It On!, 1988-1989, educational videos for International Red Cross. Author: (textbook) Tropical Traumatology, 1994, (film script) Blues for Siddhartha, 1992 (award).

Membership

Lieutenant Finnish Navy Reserve. Member Finnish Medical and Surgical Association, International College Surgeons, World Association Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: films, art, jazz, sports, traveling.

Connections

father:
Aapo Attos Savolainen

mother:
Meri Marjatta (Drachman) Savolainen