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NAMES Aro, Hannu Tapio
BORN 1952

CURRENT POSITION

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University of Turku and Turku University Central Hospital, Finland
2004-
Medical Director of Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre - TCBC

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Licentiate of Medicine (M.D.), University of Turku, Finland
1977
Specialist in General Surgery, Finland
1984
Doctor of Medical Sciences (Ph.D.), University of Turku, Finland
1985
Subspecialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Finland
1989
Docent in Surgery, University of Turku, Finland 1990
United States Medical License Examination (USMLE I,II)
1994
Registered Physician and Surgeon, Maryland, USA
1994
Licensed Orthopaedic Surgeon, Maryland, USA
1995

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING ABOARD

Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic / Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA (28 months)
1986-1988

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Consultant in Orthopedics and Traumatology Turku University Central Hospital, Finland
1990-1993
Acting Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Turku, Finland
1992-1993
Associate Professor of Surgery and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Turku, Finland
1993-2004
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, US
Full-time
Part-time

1994-1995
1995-1997

EDUCATION AND EXPERTISE IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Formal education of GCP in Europe
Genetics Institute (IBRD-Rostrum)
European Science Foundation (EUROCORES Programme)
Wyeth (trials-related education via internet)
1997
2006
2006-2008
Participation in international and single-center randomized clinical trials
Phase I (number of trials n=2)
Phase II-III (number of trials n=12)
Phase IV (number of trials n=3)
2004-
1997-
2003-

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST

European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR)
1st and 2nd Vice-President
Congress President
President

1991-1993
1993
1996
International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR)
Founding Member
Board of Directors

1987
1992-1996
European Society of Biomechanics
Member of the Board
1996-2004
Director of National Graduate School of Musculoskeletal Diseases and Biomaterials (TBGS)
2007-

DUTIES AS SCIENTIFIC EXPERT

Orthopaedic Advisor to the Consensus Meeting on Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Academy of Finland
1993
Clinical Expert for EC approval of rhBMP-2
Genetics Institute, MA, USA
2001-2002
Scientific Advisor for FDA Advisory Panel Meeting of rhBMP-2
Weyth, MA, USA
2002
Member of International Board for Global Platform for Hip Prosthesis
Stryker Howmedica, USA
2003-2005
Member of Scientific Advisory Boards
MSD Finland
2004-
Member of Scientific Advisory Board
Novartis Finland
2006-
Member of Advisory Board, Biologics
Pfizer International
2008
Member of Scientific Advisory Board
Amgen Finland
2009-
Clinical Expert Reviewer for International Research Program
AO Foundation, Davos
2006
Advisor to National Academies
Medical Research Council, UK
Canada Research Chairs, Canada

2009
2009
Official Opponent for Doctoral Dissertations: Total of 13

Scientific Pre-Examiner for Doctoral Dissertations: Total of 13
Advisor to the Medical Faculty on the Appointment to the Post of Docent:Total of 6
Advisor to the Medical Faculty on the Appointment to the Post of Associate Professor or Professor: Total of 7
Supervised doctoral (PhD) dissertations: Total of 13

Editorial Activities

European Surgical Research, Supplement Guest Editor
Scandinavian Journal Surgery, Associate Editor
European Journal of Trauma, Advisory Board
Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction, Editorial Board
1993
1997-
2000-2005
2006-

Awards and Honors

Fund of New Technology, Innovation Award
European Bone and Joint Infection Society, Innovation Award
Bone Research of the Year 2005, Finnish Bone Society
Best Doctoral Thesis (Supervisor), Finnish Surgical Society
Bronze Medal, University of Helsinki
Poster Award, European Society for Biomechanics
1999
2003
2005
2006
2007
2007