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educator , gynecologist , Obstetrician

Markku Tapio Seppala, Finnish gynecologist, obstetrician, eductor. Recipient Matti Ayrapaa prize Finnish Medical Society DuoDecim, 1981, Wissenschafts prize, Deutscheprechende Professoren, Luzern, Switzerland, 1971.


Seppala, Markku Tapio was born on May 16, 1936 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Aate Ensio and Annikki (Partanen) Seppala.


Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, 1964. Doctor in Medical Science, University Helsinki, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Liège, Belgium, 1995.


Intern, department surgery University Control Hospital, Helsinki, 1964, resident, 1966-1969, chair department I obstetrics-gynecology., 1980, administrative department chairman I and II obstetrics-gynecology, 1983-1984, 87-90, 93-94, board directors, 1991-1993. Senior lecturer, assistant professor of University Helsinki, 1970-1975, associate professor, 1976-1978, chair obstetrics-gynecology., 1979. Research professor Academy of Finland, 1978-1980.

Visiting professor St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical Center, London, 1979-1980. Examiner obstetrics-gynecology. National Board Health, Finland, examiner gynecological and reproductive endocrinology, adviser, 1984-1989.

Advisor National Board Social Affairs and Health, 1990-1992, National Agency for Welfare and Health, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Editor books. Editor Acta Endocrinologica, 1980-1985, Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 1984-1989. Associate editor Observatory and Gynecological Survey, since 1981, Tumor Biology, 1987-1990, Human Reproduction Update, 1995-1998.

      Member editorial board Zentralblatt fur Gynakologie, 1980-1997, Oncodevel. Biology and Medicine, 1980-1986, Journal In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer, 1984-1991, Human Reproduction, 1986-1992, associate editor, 1993-1997, Current Opinion in Ob-gyn, since 1988, Journal Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, since 1992, Clinical Endocrinology, 1994-1998. Member advisory board Archives of Obstetrics-gynecology, 1988-1997, Fertility Sterility, 1998-2001.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Cancer Society Finland, 1982, president, 1988-1991. Congress president III World Congress of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer, 1984, XIV meeting International Society Oncodevel. Biology and Medicine, 1986.

Congress president VII Congress on Human Reproduction, 1990, VII European Congress on Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 1992, XVI World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Washington, District of Columbia, 2000. Fellow: American College of Obstetrics and Gynocology (honorary), Royal College Ob-Gyn. (United Kingdom), New York Academy of Sciences, Chicago Society Gynecological Obstetrics (honorary), Brazilian Federation Gynecological Obstetrics (honorary), British Fertility SJoc.

(honorary), Society Gynecological Investigation (honorary), Chilean Society Gynecological Obstetrics (honorary). Member: International Federation Gynecology and Obstetrics (executive board 1985—2003, president 1997—2000), European Association Gynecologists and Obstetricians (secretary general 1985-1988, president 1994-1997), Italian Society Gynecological Obstetrics (honorary), Hungarian Gynecological Society (honorary), Polish Gynecological Society (honorary), Polish Society Obstetrics-gynecology (honorary), Population Council New York (trustee), International Society Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine (director).


Married Maija Leena Peltonen, August 26, 1961. Children: Jussi Markku P., Kalle Thomas.

Aate Ensio Seppala

Annikki (Partanen) Seppala

Maija Leena Peltonen

Jussi Markku P. Seppala

Kalle Thomas Seppala