Bachelor in medical, Helsinki University, Finland, 1953. Doctor of Medicine, Turku University, Finland, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Kuopio University, Finland, 1977.
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.
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).
Married Anja Anita Kuukankorpi. Children: Anna-Katriina, Juha-Pekka, Riikka-Leena, Hanna-Maaria. Married Irja Tuulikki Ketovuori, January 8, 1976.
1 child, Mika Juhani.