Contact information: Working Groups

updated June 18th, 2014

WG of Acute Cardiac Care

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

Secretary
Specialist in Internal Medicine, 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

Vice Chairperson
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Kirsi Majamaa-Voltti
Oulu University Hospital, Department of Intensive Care and CCU, P.O. Box 20, FI-90029 OYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)8 315 4781, e-mail: kirsi.majamaa-voltti(at)ppshp.fi

WG of Basic Science

Chairperson
Docent, Cardiologist, Tiina Heliö
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahti, Heart and Lung Center, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 581 9699, e-mail: tiina.helio(at)hus.fi

Secretary
Docent, MD, PhD, Katriina Aalto-Setälä
Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 582 9567, e-mail: katriina.aalto-setala(at)uta.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 Imaging

Chairperson
Specialist in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, MD, PhD, Satu Kärkkäinen
Kuopio University Hospital, Heart Center and Clinical Imaging Center, P.O.Box 100, FI-70029 KYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)44 717 5760, e-mail: satu.karkkainen(at)kuh.fi

Secretary
Specialist in Cardiology, 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

WG of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chairperson
Chief Physician, MD, PhD, Maire Rantala
Central Hospital of Seinäjoki, Huhtalantie 53, FI-60220 Seinäjoki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)6 415 4111, Mobile +358 (0)50 539 8912, e-mail: maire.rantala(at)epshp.fi

Secretary
MD, PhD, Merja Perhonen
CorusFit Oy, Heikinkatu 3 B, FI-40100, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 339 5668, e-mail: merja.perhonen(at)fimnet.fi

Vice Chairman
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Marit Granér
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahti, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 0576, e-mail: marit.graner(at)hus.fi

WG of Congenital Heart Disease

Chairperson
MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Anita Hiippala
HUCH, Children´s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, P.O. Box 281, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 2396, e-mail: anita.hiippala(at)hus.fi

Secretary
MD, Pediatrician, Anita Arola
Turku University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8, FI-20520, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0460, e-mail: anita.arola(at)tyks.fi

Vice Chairperson
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.pitkänen(at)hus.fi 

WG of Echocardiography

Chairperson
Cardiologist, MD, Suvi Tuohinen
Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 9580, e-mail: suvi.tuohinen(at)sydankeskus.fi

Secretary
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Fellow in Cardiology, MD, 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

Vice Chairman
Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Janne Rapola
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O.Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 9951, e-mail: janne.rapola(at)hus.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
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

Vice Chairman
Cardiologist, MD, Petri Haataja
Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 4140, e-mail: petri.haataja(at)sydansairaala.fi

WG of Invasive Cardiology

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, 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

WG of Medical Treatment

Chairman
Academy Research Fellow, MD, PhD, Risto Kerkelä
University of Oulu, Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Aapistie 5, FI-90220 Oulu, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)8 537 5252, e-mail: risto.kerkela(at)oulu.fi

Vice Chairman
Postdoctoral Researcher, Piet Finckenberg
Biomedicum 1, Institute of Biomedicine, Pharmacology, Haartmanninkatu 8, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 1912 5345, e-mail: piet.finckenberg(at)helsinki.fi

Secretary
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

WG of Thrombosis

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
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 Chairman
Professor, Juhani Airaksinen
Turku University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 1005, e-mail: juhani.airaksinen(at)tyks.fi

WG of Young Cardiologists

WG Main contact person, Regional contact person, Turku
Resident in Cardiology, MD, Harri Niemelä
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0000 /central will page, e-mail: harri.niemela(at)tyks.fi

Regional contact person of Helsinki
MD, Kirsi Korpi
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711 /central will page, e-mail: kirsi.korpi(at)hus.fi

Regional contact person of Oulu
MD, Antti Hakalahti
Oulu University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, P.O. Box 20, FI-90029 OYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)8 315 3684, e-mail: antti.hakalahti(at)ppshp.fi

Regional contact person, Tampere
Cardiologist, MD, Minna Tahvanainen
Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 6546, e-mail: minna.tahvanainen(at)sydankeskus.fi

Regional contact person, Kuopio
Cardiologist, MD, Hanna Viinikainen
Kuopio University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 100, FI-70029 KYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)17 173 311 /central will page, e-mail: hanna.k.viinikainen(at)kuh.fi