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Dr Anna-Liisa Karvonen is currently a Senior Consultant in Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Tampere, Department of Medicine, Finland.
Dr Karvonen attended the University of Oulu, where she completed medical school (MD) in 1971. She then attended at the University Hospital of Oulu, Finland, where she gained her qualification in internal medicine in 1976, and in gastroenterology in 1980. Dr Karvonen followed this with a position of Senior Consultant in Internal Medicine at Central Hospital of Vaasa, Finland in 1980-1982.
In 1982, Dr Karvonen was appointed Senior Consultant in Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Tampere, and in 1988, Senior Lecturer of Internal Medicine at the University of Tampere, Faculty of Medicine.
Her dissertation "Gastric Mucosal Erosions" was published in 1983 at the
University of Oulu, Faculty of Medicine. Her particular research interests are clinical studies of inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis and clinical hepatology.
Dr Karvonen is a Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (FEBG). She is a member of number of other professional organizations, including the Finnish Society of Gastroenterology, the Finnish Society of Internal Medicine, the Finnish Medical Society of Duodecim, the Scandinavian Association of Gastrointestinal Motility (SAGIM), the Scandinavian Association of Digestive Endoscopy (SADE) and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). She is a member of the training subcommittee of ASNEMGE.
She was a member of the Board and the secretary of Finnish Society of Gastroenterology from 1986 to 1988 and 1993 to 1995, respectively. In the years 1993 to 2001, she was a member of Finnish Medical Association in the Section of Gastroenterology of UEMS and a member of Board of European Gastroenterology.
She is a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Scandinavian Gastroenterology.
She has been an author of several books published in Finland including
Gastroenterology ("Gastroenterologia", Kustannus Oy Duodecim 2000,Helsinki),
Endoscopy ("Endoskopistin Käsikirja", Kustannus OY Duodecim 2002, Helsinki),
Clinical Physiology ("Kliininen Fysiologia", Kustannus OY Duodecim 2003, Helsinki) and Clinical Pharmacology ("Kliininen Farmakologia", Kandidaattikustannus Oy 2002, Helsinki), and a member of several working parties publishing the guidelines of treatment in the Journal of the Finnish Medical Society of Duodecim.