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Hakkola joins UPHS-Marquette

Hakkola joins UPHS-Marquette

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed Jacob Hakkola, MD, to its Vascular and Interventional Radiology Team.

Dr. Hakkola, an Escanaba native, attended college at Michigan Technological University to major in electrical engineering. As an engineer, he worked to develop MRI-compatible pacemakers and was introduced to the field of radiology.

“Interventional radiology was the perfect combination of medicine and rapidly evolving technology,” Hakkola said in a press release. He went on to complete medical school, his radiology residency, and his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

“This is the premier hospital offering vascular and interventional radiology services to the U.P., and I feel honored to be able to help take care of the community,” Hakkola said in the release.

Interventional radiologists, or IRs, use image guidance to deliver minimally invasive, targeted treatments.

The combination of having family in the U.P., along with the outdoor activities in Marquette, is what drew Hakkola to return.

“My parents, brother and extended family and friends, still live in this area,” he said. “Having the chance to spend more time with them was a large part of my decision to move back. I also really enjoy the outdoors, and Marquette has plenty to offer, including amazing mountain biking and Nordic skiing. In addition, there is just something about the Great Lakes that feels like home, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to live near Lake Superior.”

To learn more about the UPHS-Marquette Vascular and Interventional Radiology programs, visit www.mgh.org/UPHSradiology, or to make an appointment, call 906-449-3440.