Neurology, i.e. the study of diseases of the central nervous system, is a speciality that investigates and treats diseases of the brain and nervous system. Neurological diseases include dementia, epilepsy, brain infarction, MS, Parkinson’s disease, autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Eira Hospital’s neurologists have many years’ experience of treating various neurological diseases.
I became MD and licenced physician at Helsinki University in 1968, and became a neurologist in 1974. I got PhD at Helsinki University in 1983 after defending my thesis “Epilepsy and pregnancy”. Also at Helsinki University I became specialist in clinical pharmacology in 1991 and was appointed as associated professor (docent in Finnish terminology) in clinical pharmacology at Tampere University in 1992.
I have worked as neurologist at Helsinki University Central Hospital, at Helsinki City´s Koskela Hospital, Institute of Occupational Health, Pitäjänmäki Epilepsy Research Centre, Vaajasalo Epilepsy Hospital, National Agency for Medicines and over three decades as private consultant in Eira Hospital.