Sakari Orava M. D.

Sakari Orava M. D.
Born in Kokkola (Finland), 1945
Nationality: Finnish
Languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian

Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery


Medical Doctor

Medical School

Medical and Surgery Degree (Oulu); Medical expert in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology and in Sports Medicine (Oulu); Ph. D. in Medicine (Oulu), University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto), Oulu, 1965, 1972

Initial training

Resident physician of General Surgery and Orthopaedics & Traumatology at University Hospital of Oulu (1972 - 1979); Doctor of Sports Clinic of Deaconnes Institute of Oulu (1972 - 1979; 1986 - 1990), University Hospital of Oulu; Deaconnes Intitute Sports Clinic, Oulu (Finland), 1972, 1979


Ph. D. in Medicine by University of Oulu (1980), University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto), Oulu (Finland), 1980


Orthopaedic & Traumatology Surgeon and Consultant; Sports Medicine Surgeon at Xanit International Hospital
Xanit International Hospital
Benalmádena (Málaga)

Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon at these Hospitals/Clinics: Green Spring Valley Medical and Rehab. Center (Baltimore, USA; 1989-1996); Runner's Center (Rome, Italy; 1985-2010); Clinica Valle Giulia (Rome, Italy; 1996-2009); European Hospital (Rome, Italy; 2010-2012); Hospital Villa Stuart (Rome, Italy; since 2013); Clinica Cemtro (Madrid, Spain); Clinicas Quirón and Sant Cugat (Barcelona, Spain); Xanit International Hospital (Benalmádena, Spain; since 2011), Mentioned Hospitals and Clinics, USA; Italy; Spain, -

Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon at: Italian Track and Field Federation (FIDAL) since 1985; Spanish Track and Field Federation (RFEA) since 1988; Italian and Spanish Olympic Committees., FIDAL; RFEA; Italian & Spanish Olympic Committees, Italy; Spain, -

Chief Physician at: Sports Clinic Medirex (Kokkola, 1982-1986); Deaconnes Institute of Oulu (Oulu, 1986-1989); Sports Medicine Clinic of Helsinki (Helsinki, 1990-1991), Sports Clinic Medirex; Deaconnes Institute of Oulu; Sports Medicine Clinic of Helsinki, Kokkola; Oulu; Helsinki (Finland), -

Chief Surgeon at: Keski-Pohjanmaa Central Hospital (Kokkola, 1977-1978 and 1980-1985); Deaconnes Institute of Helsinki (Helsinki, 1990-1991), Keski-Pohjanmaa Central Hospital; Deaconnes Institute of Helsinki, Kokkola; Helsinki (Finland), -

Chief Surgeon & Hospital Director at: Hospital Meditori (Turku, 1992-1995); Tohtoritalo Hospital (Turku, 1996-2000); Mehiläinen Hospital (Turku, 2001-2005 and 2006-2009), Hospital Meditori; Tohtorilato Hospital; Mehiläinen Hospital, Turku (Finland), -

Chief of Sports Trauma and Research at: Mehiläinen Hospital (Turku; 2005-2006 and 2009-2011); NEO Hospital (Turku, since 2011), Mehiläinen Hospital; NEO Hospital, Turku (Finland), -

Main Certifications
  • Honorary title of Professor, given by the President of Finland (2001)
  • Honorary Professor of Universidad de Murcia (Murcia, Spain; 2000)
Main Memberships
  • Chief Doctor of Finnish Team at these Summer Olympic Games: Seoul 1988 Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000
  • Member of the medical board of Finnish National Olympic Committee (1982 – 2001)
  • Member and/or Board Member: Scandinavian Association of Sports Medicine, FIMS Northern – Western Chapter, ISAKOS, ESSKA, AAOS, AOSSM, BASM, etc. during years (since 1978)
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Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena