Leena-Maija Aaltonen, MD, PhD, Docent

AALTONEN-LEENA-MAIJA.jpgProfessional title: Head of Section
Education: MD 1985, MD PhD 1999, Specialist in ORL-HNS 1993, Docent degree 2005, Diploma in Health Care Administration 2004, all at the Univ. of Helsinki. Diploma in Health Care Administration (TEJOKO) in Aalto University Executive Education (former Helsinki School of Business) 2004 
Clinical interests: Laryngology 
Areas of publications: Laryngology, head and neck oncology, human papillomavirus, neoplasms, molecular markers, patient safety
Fellowships and visits: Haartman Institute, Department of Virology, Helsinki University Research Fellowship (part time) 1999-2004
Memberships: European Laryngological Society (Scientific Council, Finnish representative)
Supervised PhD theses: 2004 MD Ren Wei Chen: Human Papillomavirus Type 16 in Head and Neck Carcinogenesis; 2006 Dentist Walter Koskinen: Prognostic Markers in Head and Neck Cancer; 2009 MD Petri Reijonen: Injection Laryngoplasty with Autiologous Fascia for Treatment of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis; 2011 MD Hanna Tervonen: Speech and Swallowing in Laryngeal Disorders; 2013 MD Taru Ilmarinen: Laryngeal papillomatosis – causes and consecuenses; 2015 MD Päivi Helmiö: Towards better patient safety: the WHO surgical checklist in Otorhinolaryngology; 2017 MD Pia Järvenpää: Globus and Dysphagia – diagnostics and clinical features
Co-supervision of ongoing Phd theses: MD Morag Dixon: Patient safety, MD Sanna Viitasalo: Sinonasal inverted papilloma, MD Pihla Pakkanen: Early detection of laryngeal cancer