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Markku Mikael Partinen, Finnish Neurologist. Avocations: skiing, golf, fishing, painting, wines, tennis. M C. Sleep and Heart Foundation fellow Cardiovascular Research Finland, 1980, international research fellow Fogarty International Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, Stanford, California, 1985-1986; grantee Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 1983-1984, MiinaSillanpaa Foundation, 1983-1987.


Partinen, Markku Mikael was born on December 4, 1948 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Väinö and Kerttu Elisabeth (Havunen) Partinen.


Doctor of Medicine, Faculty Medicine, Montpellier, France, 1975; Doctor of Science in Medicine, Epidemiology, Faculty Medicine, Helsinki, 1982; Docent Neurology, U. Helsinki, Leppävirta, Finland.


General practitioner, Health Care Center, Leppavirta, Finland, 1975-1976; assistant physician, Clinic Neurophysiology and Medicine, Helsinki, 1975-1978; resident in neurology, U. Helsinki, 1978-1982; assistant department public health science, U. Helsinki, 1980-1981; assistant professor neurology, U. Helsinki, 1981-1983; director sleep disorders unit, department neurology, U. Helsinki, 1983-1984; staff neurologist, U. Helsinki, since 1987; director, Ullanlinna Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center, Helsinki, since 1984; director, Vaajasalo Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 1990-1991; chief neurologist, Kivelä Hospital, 1991-1995; head Research and Development specialized health care, National Research and Development Center Welfare and Health, 1993-1994; director, Haaga Epilepsy & Sleep Research Center, since 1996. Senior researcher epidemiology, Institute Occupational Health, Helsinki, 1983-1985. Research fellow Sleep Disorders Center, Stanford, California, 1985-1986.

Visiting lecturer College Nurses, Helsinki, 1979-1983. Docent U. Helsinki, 1987.


  • Avocations: skiing, golf, fishing, painting, wines, tennis.


  • Other Work

    • Special editor Annales Clinical Research (Sleep), 1985. Editorial advisory board Journal Sleep, since 1986. Associate editor Journal Sleep Research.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served to sub lieutenant medicine, Finnish Armed Forces, 1976-1977. Member Finnish Neurological Society, Finnish Brain Research Society, Scandinavian Sleep Research Society (executive board since 1982, president since 1988), European Sleep Research Society (science committee 1986-1990, vice president 1992-1994), Sleep Research Society United States, Finnish Sleep Research Society (president since 1988), World Federation Sleep Research Societies (coordinating secretary since 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, golf, fishing, painting, wines, tennis.


Married Helena Majanen. Children: Eemil Väinö E., Eevert Edvard J.

Väinö Partinen

Kerttu Elisabeth (Havunen) Partinen

Helena Majanen

Eemil Väinö E. Partinen

Eevert Edvard J. Partinen