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consultant , medical educator

Heikki Olavi Peltola, Finnish medical educator, consultant. Recipient Young Soloist Singer award in Finland and Sweden, 1962, 1st prize International Choral Contest with Helsinki University Male Chorus, 1973, Let the Peoples Sing Contest, 1977.


Peltola, Heikki Olavi was born on December 26, 1943 in Caluquembe, Angola, Finland. Son of Matti Olavi and Inkeri Kustaava (Hanni) Peltola.


Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, 1971. Doctor of Science, University Helsinki, 1977. Diploma in tropical medicine, London School Tropical Hygiene, 1974.


General practitioner, Finland Government, 1971-1973; fellow in pediatrics, U. Helsinki, 1974-1979; fellow in general surgery and orthopedics, U. Helsinki, 1979, 81, 88-89; consultant for pediatric infections, U. Helsinki, 1984-1993; professor infectious diseases, U. Helsinki, since 1993. Researcher U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1980, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, 1974-1992, Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1981-1983, 88-91. Specialist in Pediatrics, General Surgery, and Traumatology.

Recorded music with groups, tours to Europe and Asia, and television and radio programs.


  • Other Work

    • Author 4 books on infectious diseases, vaccination, and music. Contributor more than 200 articles to professional journals.


Conductor Helsinki University Male Chorus, 1971-1979. Conductor, singer Kamariherrat-The Chamberlains, Helsinki, since 1981. 2nd Lieutenant Finnish Military, 1963-1964.

Member European Society Pediatrics Infectious Diseases (chairman 1984-1985), International Society for Infectious Disease (council member since 1988), Scandinavian Society for Antimicrobial and Chemotherapy (board directors 1988-1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, Latin America, photography.


Married Sinikka Tuula T. Siikaluoma, August 15, 1970. Children: Anna Magdalena, Maija Inkeri.

Matti Olavi Peltola

Inkeri Kustaava (Hanni) Peltola

Sinikka Tuula T. Siikaluoma

Maija Inkeri Peltola

Anna Magdalena Peltola