CURRICULUM VITAE

Education and Background

  • I was born in 1974 in Vantaa
  • I graduated as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tampere in 2001
  • Doctoral dissertation: Preclinical Type 1 Diabetes: Natural Course and Predictive Characteristics in Siblings of Affected Children 2005
  • Licensed Ophthalmologist 2007
  • Fellow of The European Board of Ophthalmology 2007
  • Eye Surgeon Subspeciality 2009
  • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, 2016

Samy Mrena Ophthalmologist

Field of expertise: cataracts, cornea, refractive surgery patients.

Publications and Research

  • Mrena S, Savola K, Kulmala P, Åkerblom HK, Knip M and the Childhood Diabetes in Finland Study Group. Staging of preclinical Type I diabetes in siblings of affected children. Pediatrics (1999) 104: 925-930.
  • Mrena S, Savola K, Kulmala P, Reijonen H, Ilonen J, Åkerblom HK, Knip M and the Childhood Diabetes in Finland Study Group. Genetic modification of risk assessment based on staging of preclinical type 1 diabetes in siblings of affected children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab (2003) 88 (6): 2682-2689.
  • Mrena S, Savola K, Kulmala P, Åkerblom HK, Knip M and the Childhood Diabetes in Finland Study Group. Natural course of preclinical type 1 diabetes in siblings of affected children. Acta Paediatrica (2003) 92: 1403-1410
  • Mrena S, Virtanen S, Laippala P, Kulmala P, Ilonen J, Åkerblom HK, Knip M, and the Childhood Diabetes in Finland Study Group. Models for predicting type 1 diabetes in siblings of affected children. Diabetes Care. 2006 Mar;29(3):662-7.
  • Tyypin 1 diabeteksen luokittelu ja sen geneettinen sovellus diabeteksen ennustamisessa sairastuneiden lasten sisaruksilla. Diabetes ja Lääkäri –lehti 4/2004
  • Poster at the 2001 ISPAD Congress (Sienna, Italy)
  • Poster at the ISPAD Congress in 2003 (St. Malo, France)
  • Honorary Speaker at the 75th anniversary celebration of the Finnish Pediatric Association 11.2.2005
  • Näön nopea heikkeneminen. Duodecim, Vinkistä vihiä. 2005;121(15):1655-7
  • Doctoral dissertation: Preclinical Type 1 Diabetes: Natural Course and Predictive Characteristics in Siblings of Affected Children 2005
  • Mrena S Kivelä T Kurttio P et al ( 2011 ) Lens opacities among physicians occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation–a pilot study in Finland . Scand J Work Environ Health ; 37 : 237 – 43
  • Eye Lens Opacities Among Physicians Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation, Ann Occup Hyg (2015) 59 (7): 945-948

Work Experience as a Physician

  • Central Military Hospital 2001-2002
  • Katriina Hospital 2002-2003
  • North Karelia Ophthalmology Department 2003-2005
  • Helsinki University Eye Clinic 2005-2017
  • Clinical teacher 2006
  • Founding Member of the Espoo, Vantaa and Kouvola Private Eye Hospitals 2009
  • Founding Member of the Valo Eye Hospital in Helsinki and Kouvola
  • Ophthalmologist of the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2016
  • Eye surgeries since 2003. Special expertise: laser surgery, corneal surgery, cataract surgery, trauma surgery