Dr. Zopf integrates additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, in medical applications to enhance patient care and outcomes. He is involved in medical device development and tissue engineering for several applications within Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. One area of focus is Pediatric congenital and craniofacial malformations. Dr. Zopf’s lab focuses on tissue engineering of cartilaginous tissue for microtia/ear and nose reconstruction. These tissue scaffolds are in preclinical evaluation. Another focus is using 3D printing to develop high fidelity surgical simulation tools to enrich surgical training.
Jorma Rautio finished school in Turku 1971 and graduated from Medical School of University of Turku 1977. As of 1984 he is general Surgeon. In 1989 he became a plastic surgeon in Helsinki University Central Hospital. He has a Ph.D. in f ree flap reconstruction of the foot and he is a consultant in the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Centre of Helsinki His main responsibilities are: Cleft and VPI surgery and auricular reconstruction and being a Finnish representative in EU programs Eurocleft and Eurocran.