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anesthesiologist , consultant

Pekka Juhani Pöntinen, Finnish Anesthesiologist, consultant. Diplomate Finnish Board Health Legitimation, Finnish Board Anesthesiology. Recipient German Promotion award Pain Research and Therapy, 1988.

Background

Pöntinen, Pekka Juhani was born on April 5, 1932 in Tampere, Finland. Son of Otto Edvard and Ellen Margareta (Heiniö) Pöntinen.

Education

Bachelor in medical, Helsinki University, Finland, 1953. Doctor of Medicine, Turku University, Finland, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Kuopio University, Finland, 1977.

Career

Chief department anesthesiology, Savonlinna Center Hospital, Finland, 1965-1969; chief department anesthesiology, Kainuu Center Hospital, Finland, 1969-1975; assistant professor neurophysiology, Kuopio U., Finland, 1974-1975; medical director, Kankaanpä+206 Rehabilitation Center, Finland, 1989-1992; associate professor anesthesiology, Kuopio U., since 1978; associate professor anesthesiology, Tampere U., Finland, since 1980. Chief acupuncture research project Kuopio U., since 1976. Consultant department neurology Tampere U. Hospital, 1976-1993, advisory Ministry of Health & Social Affairs, Helsinki. since 1975, World Health Organization Committee Standardisation Acupuncture Nomenclature, Geneva, Switzerland, 1989-1995uropean Council Subcommittee Higher Education, Strassbourg, France, 1990-1995.

Achievements

  • Diplomate Finnish Board Health Legitimation, Finnish Board Anesthesiology.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Acupuncture as a Medical Treatment Modality (in Finnish), 1983, Laser as a Medical Treatment Modality (in Finnish), 1988, Low Level Laser as a Medical Treatment Modality (in Swedish), 1991, Low Level Laser Therapy as a Medical Treatment Modality, 1992, Laseracupuncture (in German), 1993, 3d edition, 2005. Co-author: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Pain Treatment (in German), 1992, second edition, 1996, 3d edition, 2003, Triggerpoints and Triggermechanisms, 1997, 3d edition (in German), 2005, Alternative and Complementary Therapies in Veterinary Medicine, 1997, Lasers in Medicine and Dentistry, 2000. Editor-in-chief Scandinavian Journal Acupuncture and Electrotherapy, 1987-1992.

      Editor Acupuncture & Electrotherapeutics Research International Journal, since 1981, AKU, Akupunktur, Theorie und Praxis, 1991-1999, Nordisk Tidskrift for Biologisk Medisin, since 2000. Member science committee International Journal Pain Therapy, 1991-1995.

Membership

Fellow International College Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research (vicechairman county since 1987), Acupuncture Foundation of India (honorary), American Academy Acupuncture (honorary), American College Acupuncture (charter). Member American Pain Society, American Society Laser Medicine & Surgery, British Medical Acupuncture Society (honorary), German Medical Acupuncture Society (honorary), Canada Acupuncture Association Canada (honorary), Nordic Acupuncture Society (president 1980-1987, 89-, founding), International Association Study of Pain (founding), Physical Medicine Research Foundation (intermultidisciplinary board directors since 1995), New York Academy Sciences, Società Internazionale di Laserterapia Medico Chirugica (vice president for Finland since 1989), Finnish Society Anesthesiologists (vice president 1970-1971, president 1972-1973), Finnish Medical Acupuncture Society (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, fishing, gardening, skiing, ice hockey.

Connections

Married Anja Anita Kuukankorpi. Children: Anna-Katriina, Juha-Pekka, Riikka-Leena, Hanna-Maaria. Married Irja Tuulikki Ketovuori, January 8, 1976.

1 child, Mika Juhani.

father:
Otto Edvard Pöntinen

mother:
Ellen Margareta (Heiniö) Pöntinen

spouse:
Irja Tuulikki Ketovuori

spouse:
Anja Anita Kuukankorpi

child:
Anna-Katriina Pöntinen

child:
Hanna-Maaria Pöntinen

child:
Riikka-Leena Pöntinen

child:
Juha-Pekka Pöntinen

child:
Mika Juhani Pöntinen