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Heikki
Irjala
Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine
MD, PhD

Contact

Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Otorhinolaryngology
Head and neck surgery
Cancer research

Biography

2002 PhD thesis "An Immunotherapeutic Approach to Cancer of the Head and Neck"

2009 Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology

2014 Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngology

2015 Specialist in Head and Neck Surgery

2017 Special Competence in Medical Education

 

Teaching

Clinical lecturer (Otorhinolaryngology) 2012-2015

Personal teacher mentor for medical students from 2012

Supervisor of several PhD students


Research

Research is focused on cancer of the head and neck including both clinical aspects (quality of life, treatment methods and outcome, diagnostics, etc.) and basic science like cancer immunology and cell trafficking.


Publications

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Development of a Patient-Centered Functional Outcomes Questionnaire in Head and Neck Cancer (2020)

JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Mendez A., Seikaly H., Eurich D., Dzioba A., Aalto D., Osswald M., Harris J.R., O'connell D.A., Lazarus C., Urken M., Likhterov I., Chai R.L., Rauscher E., Buchbinder D., Okay D., Happonen R.P., Kinnunen I., Irjala H., Soukka T., Laine J.; for the Head and Neck Research Network
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)