Born, June 28, 1957, Helsinki, Finland


High school diploma, Alexander Ramsey Senior High School, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA 1975

Secondary school diploma, Helsinki 1977

Licentiate of medicine, University of Helsinki, 1983

Licensed physician, 1983

PhD thesis, University of Helsinki, 1987

Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, University of Helsinki,

Specialist doctor competence in administration, University of Helsinki, 1996

Adjunct professor of health care administration, University of Helsinki, 2007

Special competence in medical education, Finnish Medical Association and Finnish Association for      Medical Education, 2011

Executive MBA degree in social and health care, University of Tampere and Tampere Technical

University, 2012

Professional experience:

Doctor in training, Helsinki University Hospital, 1983

Research assistant, Academy of Finland, 1984-87

Associate scientist, The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia, USA 1987-88

Doctor in training, Helsinki City Hospital (surgery) 1989

Doctor in training, Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1989-93

Chief of Educational Affairs, Finnish Medical Association 1993-2003

Director of Education, Finnish Medical Association 2003-2011

Director of public relations, Finnish Medical Association 2011-

Deputy CEO, Finnish Medical Association 2012-

Private practitioner (part time) 1983 –

Organisational activities (selected)

AFS (American Field Service) Finland, Board 1979-80

Finnish Young Doctors´Association, Vice President 1984

Young Doctor Journal, Editor-in-chief 1991-93

Finnish Medical Association, Educational Committee 1982-84, Council 1992-93, Chairman of the Chapter for the Helsinki University Hospital ,1992

ProMedico, Board 2008-2016

Nordic Federation for Medical Education, Board 1994-97

UEMS, Union Européenne des Médecins Specialistes

Council 1994-

Board 2000-

European Accreditation Council for CME, EACCME 1999-

President 2002-2005, Past President 2006-

Chairman of the CME/CPD Working Group 2012 –

ACME, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, International Strategies Committee, 2006-2009


WHO Europe

Invited expert reviewing medical education : Moscow 2006, Baku, Azerbaidjan 2008


European Union

ACMT, Advisory Committee for Medical Education 1996-2001

Medine (Medical Education in Europe), Task Force III 2005-2007



36 original research publications in international peer-review journals between 1982-2020, research areas:

ovarian cancer tumor markers

cervical cancer

medical education

health policy




Finnish Young Doctors´Association, Honorary Member, 2003

Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, USA, President´s Award, 2009