Contact information: Working Groups

updated December 25, 2021

 

WG of Acute Cardiac Care

Chairman

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Mikko Parry
Helsinki University Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 9951, E-mail: mikko.parry(at)hus.fi

Secretary

Cardiologist and Anesthesiologist, Juhani Stewart
Helsinki University Hospital, Jorvi Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, Turuntie 150, FI-02740 Espoo, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 513 0329, E-mail: juhani.stewart(at)hus.fi

Past 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

WG of Basic Science

Chairman

Fellow in Cardiology, MD, PhD, Markus Räsänen
Wihuri Research Institute, Biomedicum Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 8, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)41 536 3110, E-mail: markus.rasanen(at)helsinki.fi

Secretary

Resident in Cardiology, MD, Olli Suomalainen
Helsinki University Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 545 6723, E-mail: olli.suomalainen(at)hus.fi

WG of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Pacing

Chairman

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Aapo Aro
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 0194 , E-mail: aapo.aro(at)hus.fi

Secretary

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Jarkko Karvonen
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 428 6728 , E-mail: jarkko.karvonen(at)hus.fi

WG of Cardiovascular Imaging

Chairperson

Specialist in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, MD, PhD, Valtteri Uusitalo
Helsinki University Hospital, Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Haartmaninkatu 4, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)46 921 1247, E-mail: valtteri.uusitalo(at)hus.fi

Secretary

Specialist in Cardiology and 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

Vice Chairperson

Cardiologist in training, MD, PhD, Riitta Paakkanen
Helsinki University Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711 /central will page, E-mail: riitta.paakkanen(at)hus.fi

Past Chairman

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, PhD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Anita Arola
Turku University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0460, E-mail: anita.arola(at)tyks.fi

Vice Chairman

Pediatric Cardiologist, Tiina Ojala
HUCH, New Children´ s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, P.O. Box 347, FI-0029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 0558, E-mail: tiina.h.ojala(at)hus.fi

Secretary

MD, PhD Pediatric Cardiologist, Hanna Ruotsalainen
Kuopio University Hospital, Department of Children and Adolescenst, P.O. Box 100, FI-70029 KYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)44 171 5022, E-mail: hanna.ruotsalainen(at)kuh.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)hus.fi

Secretary

Cardiologist, MD, Tuija Sabell
HUCH, Jorvi Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 800, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 572 5182, E-mail: tuija.sabell(at)hus.fi

Vice Chairman

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Satu Suihko
Helsinki University Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 4711, E-mail: satu.suihko(at)hus.fi

WG of Invasive Cardiology

Chairman

Interventional Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Mikko Minkkinen
Helsinki University Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 777 1708, E-mail: mikko.j.minkkinen(at)hus.fi

Secretary

Specialist in Cardiology, MD, Hanna Tormilainen
Central Hospital of Lapland, Department of Cardiology, P.O. Box 8041, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 358 6738, E-mail: hanna.tormilainen(at)lshp.fi

Past Chairman

Head of Cardiology, 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)siunsote.fi

WG of Preventive Cardiology

Chairperson

Medical Director, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Anna-Mari Hekkala
Finnish Heart Association, P.O. Box 50, FI-00621 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)9 7527 5365, E-mail: anna-mari.hekkala(at)sydanliitto.fi

Secretary

Consulting Cardiologist, Masters of Public Health, Outi Haggren
Tampere Hearth Hospital, Elämänaukio 1, FI-033520  Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 764 3530, E-mail: outi.haggren(at)fimnet.fi

Vice Chairperson

Docent in Cardiology, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Marit Granér
Helsinki University Central Hospital, 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 Thrombosis

Chairman

Cardiologist, Internist, MD, PhD, Birgitta Salmela
Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Keskussairaalankatu 7, FI-15850 Lahti, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)44 482 8334, E-mail: birgitta.salmela(at)phhyky.fi

Vice Chairperson

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Docent, Mika Lehto
Helsinki University 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

Secretary

Cardiologist, Tuula Meinander
Hämeen­linna Heart Hospital, Ahvenistontie 20, FI-13530 Hämeenlinna, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 6291 (swithc), E-mail: tuula.meinander(at)sydansairaala.fi

WG of Young Cardiologists

Chairman, Regional contact person of Oulu

Resident in Cardiology, MD, Harri Silvola
Oulu University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, P.O. Box 20, FI-90029 OYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 741 7656, E-mail: harri.silvola(at)ppshp.fi

Secretary, Regional contact person of Tampere

Specialist in Cardiology, MD, Harri Saarinen
Tampere Heart Hospital, Ensitie 4, FI-33520 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 7994, E-mail: harri.saarinen(at)sydansairaala.fi

Regional contact person of Helsinki

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Resident in Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Emmi Castrén
HUCH, Jorvi Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 800, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 352 5272, E-mail: emmi.castren(at)hus.fi

Regional contact person, Turku

Cardiologist, MD, PhD Samuli Jaakkola
Turku University Hospital, Heart Center, P.O. Box 52, FI-20521 Turku, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)2 313 0000, E-mail: samuli.jaakkola(at)tyks.fi

Regional contact person, Kuopio

Specialist in Cardiology and 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