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educator , Organization administrator , pharmacologist

Juhana Eljas Idänpään-Heikkilä, Finnish health organization administrator, pharmacologist, educator. Decorated Order of the White Rose, Finland, 1987. 1st Medical Lieutenant, Finnish Defense Power, since 1987.


Idänpään-Heikkilä, Juhana Eljas was born on July 1, 1937 in Pihtipudas, Finland. Son of Martti and Vieno (Leppänen) I.-H.


Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, Finland, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences, Helsinki University, Finland, 1968. Docent in pharmacology, Helsinki University, Finland, 1971.

Professor pharmacology, Kuopio University, Finland, 1977.


Visiting professor medicine University Texas, Houston, 1968-1969. Assistant professor medicine University Oulu, Finland, 1969-1971. Chief medical officer National Board Health of Finland, 1972-1990.

Visiting scientist United States Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, 1982-1983. Senior advisor United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse, Vienna, Austria, 1988-1989. Deputy director, division drug management and policites World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1990-1995, director, division drug management and policies Switzerland, 1995-1999.

Professor Institute Biomedicine University Helsinki, Finland, since 1999. Member United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1984-1987, vice chairman, 1986, chairman, 1987. Representative of Finland to the Pompidou Group, Council of Europe, 1987-1990.

Secretary general International Organizations Medical Sciences, Geneva, since 2000. Chairman ethics committee American Petroleum Institute, 2004^.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 100 articles to scientific publications.


1st Medical Lieutenant, Finnish Defense Power, since 1987.


  • Other Interests

    Classical music.


Married Ulla Marja Möttölä, March 11, 1977. Children: Ilona, Juhana, Klaus.

Martti I.-H.

Vieno (Leppänen) I.-H.

Ulla Marja Möttölä

Ilona Idänpään-Heikkilä

Juhana Idänpään-Heikkilä

Klaus Idänpään-Heikkilä