June 24, 1994
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Phone: (410) 955-8659
Hannu T. Aro, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and vice chairman in the Department of Surgery at the University of Turku in Finland, will join the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on July 1 as the department's first traumatologist, with the rank of associate professor. Traumatology is a branch of surgery dealing with wounds and disability from injuries.
A 1977 medical graduate of the University of Turku, Aro spent his residencies and a fellowship at Turku before joining the faculty in 1990. He became associate professor and departmental vice chairman in 1993. He has published extensively on his research in orthopedics.