Erkki Tukiainen is professor of plastic surgery in Helsinki University Hospital. He is specialist in general surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery. His main interests are microsurgery, and the treatment open fractures, soft tissue sarcoma, chest and abdominal wall reconstructions and ischemic lower limb problems. He is author of 185 original publications. He has served as president of European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS). At present he is the national delegate of European Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (EBOPRAS) and a council member in European Surgical Association (ESA) and European Federation of Societies for Reconstructive Surgery (EFSM).