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department head , Cardiovascular surgeon

Pertti Toivo Aarnio, Finnish thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, department head. Grantee Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 1988, 93, Finnish Foundation Cardiovascular Research, 1992, Finnish Academy, 1994; recipient Doctor John B. Chang Research Achievement award, 1998.

Background

Aarnio, Pertti Toivo was born on March 26, 1949 in Pori, Finland. Son of Aatto Ilmari and Aino Maria (Virtanen) Aarnio.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Turku, Finland, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, Finland, 1988.

Career

Resident Tampere (Finland) University Central Hospital, 1980. Chief resident Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, 1981-1988, chief surgeon, since 1994. Chief resident Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1988, consultant surgeon, 1989-1994.

Professor surgery University Turku, since 2001. Docent of surgery University Helsinki, since 1993. Research fellow cardiothoracic transplantation Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1991.

Membership

Member American College Chest Physicians, International College Angiology (vice president since 1991, secretary 1995-1997, member editorial board journal since 1992, president-elect 1997-1999, president 1999-2001).

Connections

Married Arja Irja Lähteenmäki, May 17, 1970. Children: Markus, Marina, Karoliina, Henrietta.

father:
Aatto Ilmari Aarnio

mother:
Aino Maria (Virtanen) Aarnio

spouse:
Arja Irja Lähteenmäki

children:
Karoliina Aarnio

Markus Aarnio

Henrietta Aarnio

Marina Aarnio