Pentti Ilmari SIPPONEN

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Professor, Head, Dept of Pathology, Jorvi Hospital
02740 Espoo, Finland

phone -358-9-8611

fax -358-9-861 5912



  • born 08.10.1943, Jyväskylä, Finland.

  • wife (Kirsti), two sons: Lauri (born 1969) and Arno (born 1972)

  • graduation in medicine 1969, University of Helsinki

  • graduation in pathology 1976, University of Helsinki

  • Doctor of Medical Sciences 1977; University of Helsinki, (thesis on liver pathology: Copper Binding Protein in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)

  • consultant pathologist 1969-1976, Dept of Pathology, University of Helsinki

  • consultant pathologist 1976-1980, and department head 1980

  • Dept of Pathology, Jorvi Hospital, Espoo, Finland

  • professor, 31.5.1996

  • Insurance court: vice member (pathology) 1991

  • Finnish Army - medical lieutenant 1971-; officer 1969-1970

  • consultant cytologists of the Foundation for Health Care of University Students (YTHS): 1979

  •  Honourary memberships and prizes

  • Honourary membership in the Polish Society of Gastroenterology,1991

  • Gastro Prize of Astra Finland, Helsinki,1993

  • Honourary membership and award of the "Hetényi Géza" Memorial Medallion of the Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology, Balatonaliga 1995

  • Gastro Price ("Gastropriset") of Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Uppsala 1995

  • Honourary membership of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, Tokyo 1996


Memberships in societies and international or domestic working parties:

  • International Academy of Pathology: -secretary and board member of the Finnish Division 1976-1981

  • International Academy of Cytology

  • Finnish Society of Gastroenterology; -treasurer and board member 1975-1977 and board member 1991-1993

  • European Gastro Club

  • European Society of Gastroenterology

  • European Society of Pathology

  • Board for classification of GI tumours(WHO)

  • Working Party for New Classification of gastritis (The Sydney System) 1988-1990

  • European Study Group on Helicobacter pylori

  • Consensus meeting of NIH on "Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcer disease". Lecturer. Washington, February 1994

  • Consensus meeting of IARC (WHO) on "Scistosomes, liver flukes and Helicobacter pylori" in Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Lyon, June 1994. member of the panel


Editorial Boards:

  • Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology;

  • Histopathology

  • Digestion

  • Helicobacter

  • Gastric Cancer



  • Approximately 250 publications (papers and reviews) and approximately 120 abstracts or short reports in gastroenterology and in pathology of the GI-tract; mainly in liver pathology, and in the pathology, epidemiology and clinics of gastritis, Helicobacter pylori, peptic ulcer diseases, and gastric cancer.

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