Outi Hovatta is Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, especially Assisted Reproduction, at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and Chief physician in the Fertility Unit, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Sweden.
She graduated from the University of Helsinki with M.D. in 1970 and Ph.D. 1973, and has been a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1978. After working as consultant in the Helsinki University Hospital, she established the Infertility Clinic of the Family Federation of Finland, and lead it from 1986-1995. From 1995-1998, Dr. Hovatta was a senior research fellow and visiting professor in the Imperial College, at Hammersmith Hospital in London, UK, before her current role at the Karolinska Institutet.