Jarkko Jokihaara

MD, PhD, Hand surgeon, Senior researcher

Who are you?
Associate Professor of Hand Surgery (tenure-track) at Tampere University Hospital and Tampere University.

What is your role in FICEBO?
I am Co-chair, FICEBO-Hand.

Favorite part of your job?
Doing things which I can be proud of with people who are great

Why did you decide to enter your field?
Chance, perseverance and idealism. Probably not in that order.

Who/What inspires you?
Inspiration is fickle. I aim to follow Chuck Close: Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.

The most interesting article you’ve read recently?
Not so recently written papers by David Sackett on trials and the use of evidence. He presents all matters with such clarity and insight that much of his writing is still fresh — even after a couple of decades of iterations by others.