Lumbar and cervical spine surgery

Name and title: Janek Frantzén, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, Adjunct Professor in Neurosurgery

Special areas of expertise: Lumbar and cervical spine surgery

Quote: “It’s very rewarding to see a patient recover from a disorder that has affected their work capacity.”

Eucation and work history:

  • MD, 2001; PhD, 2012
  • Adjunct Professor in Neurosurgery, 2017
  • PhD in Neurosurgery, 2012
  • University of Bergen, Licentiate of Medicine M.D., Norway, 1995–2001
  • University of Helsinki, EU Certification for M.D., 2001–2003
  • Training in Neurosurgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, May–July 2006
  • Specialist in Neurosurgery, Turku University Hospital, Finland, 2008
  • EANS European Primary Examination in Neurosurgery, 2008
  • EANS European Neurosurgical four-year Training Course, 2009
  • ESPN European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 8th cycle, 2009–2011
  • Fulbright MCDP Scholar, University of Miami, USA, April–July 2012
  • Active research career in traumatic brain injuries, spine surgery and biomaterials

Academic position: Adjunct Professor, University of Turku

Patients include: Gymnasts, ice hockey players, footballers, boxers, weight lifters

Procedures per year: 200+

Contact with sports clubs: Finnish national clubs


  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • National Neurotrauma Society, USA
  • Finnish Neurosurgical Society
  • Finnish Medical Association
  • Finnish Society of Spine Surgery

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