Elisa Hackenberg

MD, Orthopaedic surgeon, PhD

Who are you?

I am an orthopaedic surgeon and PhD student working at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. 

What is your role in FICEBO?

I lead the FINTERCEPT study and we are currently collaborating with researchers at McMaster University on the PRAISE-2 study.

Who/What inspires you?

Kind, enthusiastic people who can “think outside the box”, and live in line with their values inspire me.

The most interesting article you’ve read recently?

Löllgen RM. Visible Injuries, Unrecognized Truth – The Reality of Intimate Partner Violence. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 10;381(15):1408-1409.

Ruth M. Löllgen manages to combine her terrifying personal experience of abusive relationship with practical advice and background information for colleagues, who are likely to miss the majority of IPV victims presenting to their practices.

Your favorite book and why?

I rarely read a book twice and it is difficult to name a favorite. Lately I have been impressed with books by Alice Munro, Jhumpa Lahiri and Pajtim Statovci.