Contact information: Working Groups

WG of Acute Cardiac Care

Chairperson
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Marjut Varpula
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Catheterisation Laboratory, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711 /central will page, e-mail: marjut.varpula(at)hus.fi

Secretary
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, MD, PhD, Kristiina Järvinen
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Medicine, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711 /central will page, e-mail: kristiina.jarvinen(at)hus.fi

Past Chairman
Cardiology Consultant, Doctor in charge of CCU, MD, Ilkka Tierala
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Catheterisation Laboratory, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711 /central will page, e-mail: ilkka.tierala(at)hus.fi

WG of Basic Science

Chairman
MD, Jaakko Lommi
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 436 7044, e-mail: jaakko.lommi(at)helsinki.fi

Secretary
Fellow in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, MD, PhD, Jussi Naukkarinen
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 414 7379, e-mail: jussi.naukkarinen(at)helsinki.fi

WG of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Pacing

Chairman
Consultant Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Sami Pakarinen
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 1092, e-mail: sami.pakarinen(at)hus.fi

Secretary
Docent, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Mikko Savontaus
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0504, e-mail: mikko.savontaus(at)tyks.fi

WG of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chairman
Docent in Internal Medicine, Specialist in Cardiology, MD, PhD, Seppo Lehto
Social and Health Care Center, City of Varkaus, , Ahlströminkatu 6, FI-78250 Varkaus, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 501 3641, e-mail: seppo.lehto(at)varkaus.fi

Secretary
Resident in Cardiology, MD, Olavi Parkkonen
Kymenlaakso Central Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Kotkantie 41, FI-48210 Kotka, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)5 22 051 (central), e-mail: olavi.parkkonen(at)helsinki.fi

Vice Chairperson
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Jari Laukkanen
Jyväskylä Central Hospital, Internal medicine, Keskussairaalantie 19, FI-40620 Jyväskylä, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 505 3013, e-mail: jari.laukkanen(at)ksshp.fi

WG of Cardiovascular Imaging

Chairperson
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, MD, PhD, Minna Kylmälä
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 9866, e-mail: minna.kylmala(at)hus.fi

Past Chairman
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Riikka Lautamäki
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0000 /central will page, e-mail: riikka.lautamaki(at)tyks.fi

Vice Chairperson
Specialist in Clinical Physiology, MD, Jussi Pärkkä
Turku University Hospital, Department of Clinical Physiology, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0000 /central will page, e-mail: jussi.parkka(at)tyks.fi

Secretary
Associate Professor, Consultant in Cardiology, MD, PhD, Antti Saraste
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0083, e-mail: antti.saraste(at)utu.fi

WG of Congenital Heart Disease

Chairman
MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Olli Pitkänen
HUCH, Children´s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, P.O. Box  281, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone ´+358 (0)50 427 0939, e-mail: olli.pitkanen(at)hus.fi

Vice Chairman
MD, PhD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Otto Rahkonen
HUCH, Children´s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, P.O. Box  281, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711 (central), e-mail: otto.rahkonen(at)hus.fi

Secretary
MD, PhD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Merja Kallio
Oulu University Hospital, Pediatric Department, P.O. Box 23, FI-90029 OYS, FINLAND
Phone ´+358 (0)8 315 2215, e-mail: merja.kallio(at)oulu.fi

WG of Heart Failure

Chairman
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Johan Lassus
HUCH, Jorvi Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 800, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 428 4708, e-mail: johan.lassus(at)fimnet.fi

Secretary
Resident in Cardiology, MD, Heli Tolppanen
Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Keskussairaalankatu 7, FI-15850 Lahti, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 405 2402, e-mail: heli.tolppanen(at)helsinki.fi

Vice Chairman
Specialist in Internal Medicine, MD, Tuukka Tarvasmäki
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Medicine, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711, e-mail: tuukka.tarvasmaki(at)hus.fi

WG of Invasive Cardiology

Chairman
Docent, Cardiologist, MD, Tuomas Kiviniemi
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0787, e-mail: tuoski(at)utu.fi

Past Chairman
Docent, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Erkki Ilveskoski
Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 9485, e-mail: erkki.ilveskoski(at)sydansairaala.fi

Secretary
Docent, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Tuomas Rissanen
North Karelia Central Hospital, Heart Center, Tikkamäentie 16, FI-80210 Joensuu, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 599 8022, e-mail: tuomas.rissanen(at)pkssk.fi

WG of Medical Treatment

Chairman
Docent, MD, PhD, Esko Kankuri
Biomedicum, University of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine, Pharmacology, P.O. Box 63, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 1912 5336, e-mail: esko.kankuri(at)helsinki.fi

Secretary
Postdoctoral Researcher, Antti Siltanen
Biomedicum, University of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine, Pharmacology, P.O. Box 63, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0) 294 125 346, e-mail: antti.siltanen(at)helsinki.fi

Vice Chairperson
Docent, MD, PhD, Eriika Savontaus
Department of Pharmacology, Drug Development and Therapeutics, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FI-20520 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 333 7362, e-mail: eriika.savontaus(at)utu.fi

WG of Thrombosis

Chairman
Consultant in Cardiology, MD, PhD, Mika Lehto
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 544 7487, e-mail: mika.lehto(at)hus.fi

Vice Chairperson
Hematologist, MD PhD, M.Sc. (Admin.), Aino Lepäntalo
Cancer Center HUCH, , P.O. Box 372, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone mobile +358 (0) 40 5387891, e-mail: aino.lepantalo(at)hus.fi

Secretary
Fellow in Cardiology, Specialist in Internal Medicine, MD, PhD, Birgitta Salmela
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50  427 0548, e-mail: birgitta.salmela(at)hus.fi

WG of Young Cardiologists

WG Main contact person, Regional contact person, Kuopio
Resident in Cardiology, Specialist in Internal Medicine, MD, Maria Istomina
Kuopio University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 100, FI-70029 KYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)44 717 9313, e-mail: maria.istomina(at)kuh.fi

Regional contact person of Oulu
MD, Harri Silvola
Länsi-Pohja Central Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, Kauppakatu 25, FI-94100 Kemi, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 741 7656, e-mail: harri.silvola(at)fimnet.fi

Regional contact person, Tampere
Resident in Cardiology, Specialist in Internal Medicine, MD, Pauliina Leskelä
Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 5246, e-mail: pauliina.leskela(at)sydansairaala.fi

Regional contact person of Helsinki
Resident in Cardiology, MD, PhD, Jussi Naukkarinen
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 414 7379, e-mail: jussi.naukkarinen(at)hus.fi

Regional contact person, Turku
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Essi Pikkarainen
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 5903, e-mail: essi.pikkarainen(at)tyks.fi