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educator , consultant , researcher , Surgeon

Veijo Antti Ritsilä, Finnish surgeon, researcher, consultant, educator. Medical diplomate; certified in general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery.


Ritsilä, Veijo Antti was born on April 27, 1930 in Sortavala, Finland. Son of Frans Sten and Helmi Lydia (Siitonen) Ritsilä.


Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1956.


Resident in general surgery University Central Hospital, Helsinki, 1956-1963. Resident in orthopedic surgery Orthopaedics Hospital of Invalid Foundation, 1964-1966. Resident in plastic and reconstructive surgery University Central Hospital, 1966-1969.

Senior plastic surgery University Central Hospital and Finnish Red Cross Hospital, 1969-1978. Associate chief surgeon Orthopaedics Hospital of Invalid Foundation, 1978-1993. Associate professor plastic surgery Helsinki University, since 1979.

Consultant plastic surgeon Hospital Orton of Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, since 1993. Head Research Unit of Hospital Orton, 1988-1993. Council member Prosthesis Foundation in Helsinki, 1983-1993.

Consultant plastic surgeon Derm Clinical Helsinki University, 1967-1975, Käpylä rehabilitation Center, Helsinki, 1969-1993. Private practice Hakaniemi Medical Center, since 1966, Diacor Medical Center, 1976-1998. Orthopedic consultant Patient Indemnity Society, since 1988.

Consultant surgeon Eira Hospital, 1966-1978, Mehiläinen Hospital, since 1978. Chairman continued specialist education course Finnish Orthopaedics Association, 1982, 84, 86. Member International Biographic Centre advisory council since 1999.

Board advisory Application Binary Interface Research since 1999. Lecturer in field.


  • Medical diplomate; certified in general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery.


  • Other Work

    • Chairman of Contd. Specialist Education Course of Finnish Orthopaedics Association, 1982, 84, 86, Instructor and lecturer in numerous international professional courses and congresssis. Editorial board European Journal Experimental Musculo-skeletal Research.

      Referee Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica, Scandinavian Journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Journal Experimental Musculoskeletal Research, Journal Orthopaedics Rheumatology, Duodecim (Journal of Finnish Medical Society Duodecim), Journal of Finnish Medical Society. Contributor more than 160 articles to professional journals.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Joint Arthroplasty Survey Group, International confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Society Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology, Scandanavian Association Plastic Surgery, European Association Plastic Surgeons (council member since 1992), Paasikivi Society, Finnish-Arabic Society, Finnish-Africa Society, Finnish Red Cross Society, Finnish Medical Association, Finnish Red Cross Society, Helsinki Medical Association, Finnish Surgical Society, Finnish Orthopedic Society, Finnish Society Hand Surgeons, Finnish Society Pediatric Orthopedics, Chirugi Plastici Fenniae, Finnish Physicians Society Duodecim, Helsinki University Docents' Society, Nordic Surgical Association, Nordic Orthopedic Association, Scandanavian Association Hand Surgery, Nordic Scoliosis Study Association, International College Surgeons, Tord Skoog Society, Spinal Deformity Society, Scoliosis Research Society, European Section International Federation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, fine arts, gardening, motorboating, traveling.


Married Irja Aira Peltonen, August 17, 1958.

Frans Sten Ritsilä

Helmi Lydia (Siitonen) Ritsilä

Irja Aira Peltonen