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Professor, Pulmonary Diseases and Clinical Allergology
Adjunct professor, acting professor of pulmonary diseases


+358 29 450 4571
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Areas of expertise

sleep-disordered breathing
chronic respiratory failure


Education and degrees awarded
• Specialist in Respiratory Allergology, University of Turku, Finland, 2005
• Degree in Administration and Leadership in Health Care, University of Turku, Finland, 2005
• Registered Educator in Sleep Medicine, Finnish Sleep Research Society, 2005
• Special Competence in Sleep Medicine, Finnish Medical Association, 2001
• PhD, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, University of Turku, Finland, 2000
• Pulmonary Medicine Specialist, University of Turku, Finland, 1993
• Medical Degree, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 1986
• Title of docent: Pulmonary Medicine, University of Turku, Finland, 2005

Other education and training, qualifications and skills
• “Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator for a Clinical Trial”, Biological Sciences Division Training Program, University of Chicago, Feb 2003
• “The Protection of Human Research Participants”, Institutional Review Board of the Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago, Jan 2002
• Graduate School of Clinical Sciences, University of Turku, Finland, 2000
• Advanced Course on Polysomnography (Dr. Sharon Keenan, Stanford University), Helsinki, Finland, May 1999


sleep disorders

sleep-disorderd breathing

chronic respiratory failure


Main research interests:

sleep-disorderd breathing, sleep in menopausal women



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Solriamfetol for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness in OSA A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Withdrawal Study (2019)

Strollo PJ, Hedner J, Collop N, Lorch DG, Chen D, Carter LP, Lu Y, Lee L, Black J, Pepin JL, Redline S, Partinen M, Polo O, Saaresranta T, Paschen C, Leissner L, Block B, Doekel R, Duntley S, Giangreco G, Givelber R, Krystal A, Lal C, Lee M, Maynard J, Norman D, Rosenberg R, Rowe V, Sarmiento K, Schreiber A, Schwab R, Seiden D, Shamsnia M, Ware JC, Ware JC
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