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ophthalmology educator

Kaarlo Matti Saari, Finnish ophthalmology educator. Specialist in ophthalmology, 1973.

Background

Saari, Kaarlo Matti was born on July 19, 1939 in Vaasa, Finland. Son of Kalle Rikhard and Aune Annikki (Heinonen) Saari.

Education

Licentiate of medicine, University Helsinki, Finland, 1964. Doctor in Medical Sciences, University Helsinki, 1973. Docent in ophthalmology, University Oulu, Finland, 1975.

Career

Health officer Ilomantsi, Heinävesi and Laihia Communes, 1964-1967. Resident Helsinki University Eye Hospital, 1968-1973. Head department ophthalmology Selkämeri District Hospital, Kristinankaupunki, Finland, 1973-1974.

Assistant head Eye Clinic Oulu University Hospital, 1974-1978. Professor, head Tampere (Finland) Eye. Hospital, 1978-1987; professor ophthalmology, chairman University Turku, Finland, 1987—2004.

Founder, president The First International Symposium on Uveitis, Helsinki, 1984, Xth International Ergophthalmol. Symposium, Tampere, 1984. Examiner in ophthalmology Board for Specialist Examination, Helsinki, 1985—2004.

Examiner European Board Opthalmology Diploma examination, 1996—1997, with, 2001—2008, member education committee, 2001—2008. Coordinator basic and clinical science assessment test opthalmology International Council Opthalmology, Finland, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Specialist in ophthalmology, 1973.

Membership

Standing expert of ophthalmology Board Evaluating Patient Damages, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Helsinki, since 1984. Lieutenant Finnish Medical Corps, since 1966. Member International Uveitis Study Group (representative Scandinavia since 1980), International Ergophthalmological Society (representative Finland 1982—1996, treasurer 1990-1995), Nordic Academy Ophthalmology (founding member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, skiing, tennis, gospel.

Connections

Married Ritva Myllyniemi, May 27, 1967 (deceased). Children: Timo, Jukka.

father:
Kalle Rikhard Saari

mother:
Aune Annikki (Heinonen) Saari

spouse:
Ritva Myllyniemi

children:
Jukka Saari

Timo Saari