Timo Atula, MD, PhD, Docent

ATULA-TIMO.jpgProfessional title: Specialist
Education: MD 1986 (University of Turku), MD PhD 1996 (University of Turku), Specialist in ORL-HNS 1994 (University of Turku), Docent degree 2006 (University of Helsinki)
Clinical interests: Head and neck surgery, head and neck surgical oncology
Areas of publications: Head and neck tumors, salivary gland neoplasms, molecular markers. 
Fellowships and visits: Research and Clinical Fellowship, Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Glasgow, U.K. 2006-2007; Visiting Consultant, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, Moshi, Tanzania 2011; Visiting Scientist, Sapporo, Japan 2016
Memberships: SSHNO
Supervised PhD theses: 2007, Harri Keski-Säntti: Evaluation of regional and distant metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients with special reference to the assessment of regional lymph nodes in oral cancer; 2015, Laura Mäkinen: Matrix metalloproteinases and toll-like receptors in early-stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma; 2017, Aaro Haapaniemi: Laryngeal cancer recurrence: Prognostic factors and management
Supervision of ongoing Phd theses: Lauri Jouhi: Oropharyngeal cancer: Changing management and role of toll-like receptors; Markus Nieminen: Delays before diagnosis in head and neck cancer