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anesthesiologist , educator

Kari Korttila, Finnish anesthesiologist, educator. Grantee Finnish Academy, 1973-1991, National Institutes of Health, 1984-1991.


Korttila, Kari was born on January 11, 1948 in Turku, Finland.


Bachelor of Medicine, University Helsinki, Finland, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, Finland, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, Finland, 1975.


Research associate Academy Finland University Helsinki, 1973-1976, acting lecturer anesthesia, 1977-1978. House officer, acting lecturer University Helsinki/ Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1978-1979. Housestaff, faculty member University Iowa, Iowa City, 1979-1981.

Lecturer anestesia University Helsinki/ Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1981-1984. Docent experimental anesthesiology University Helsinki, 1977-1983, docent anaesthesiology, since 1983, senior physician, chief department anaesthesia Women's Hospital, since 1984, professor anesthesia and intensive care, since 1999. Professor anesthesia and critical care University Chicago, 1986-1988, visiting professor department anesthesia and critical care, 1995-1996.

Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Reviewer Annals Clinical Research, since 1979, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, since 1979, Drugs, European Journal Anaesthesiology, 1984, Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica, since 1991, Journal Clinical Anesthesia, since 1993, Anesthesia & Analgesia, since 1995, Pharmacoeconomics, since 1995, Anesthesiology, since 1996, Lancet, since 1998. Associate editor Acta Anesthesiologica Scandinavica, since 1991.


Fellow Royal College Anethesiology. Member American Society Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, European Anesthesia Academy (senator since 1991), European Society Anesthesia (chair subcommittee outpatient anesthesia 1991-1995), Finnish Society Anaesthesiologists, Finnish Pharmacol. Society, Scandanavian Society Anaesthesiologists, Association Anesthetists Great Britain & Ireland, Society Ambulatory Anesthesia (grant evaluation committee since 1992).