Bio


Maria Haanpaa, M.D., PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University since 2015. Dr. Haanpaa is currently doing research in hereditary cancer syndromes, especially in breast cancer. Dr. Haanpaa received M.D. and PhD degrees at the University of Oulu, Finland. She completed training as a Clinical Geneticist in 2015 from Turku University, during which she also worked at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, UK.

Honors & Awards


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Sigrid Juselius Foundation (2015-2017)
  • EVO-Grant: Manchester, UK, The Hospital District of Southwest Finland, (TYKS) (2014)
  • IFMSA Professional Exchanges: Taiwan, Mexico, Tanzania, France, University of Oulu & FIMSIC (2001-2005)
  • Erasmus Placement grant, Lund Universitet, Sweden (1999)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Judge, SSRP Symposium 2016, Stanford (CA) (2016 - 2016)
  • Vice President, The Finnish society of Medical Genetics (2014 - 2016)

Professional Education


  • Clinical Geneticist, University of Turku (2015)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Oulu (2014)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University Of Oulu (2005)

Stanford Advisors