Contact information: Working Groups

updated May 19, 2022

 

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 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

Resident 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

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

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

Secretary

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

 

WG of Cardiovascular Research

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

MD, Resident in Cardiology, Olli Suomalainen
Helsinki University Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, Heart Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358(0)40 545 6723, E-mail: olli.suomalainen(at)hus.fi

 

WG of Congenital Heart Disease

Chairman

Pediatric Cardiologist, Docent, Tiina Ojala
HUCH, New Children´ s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, P.O. Box  347, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 0558, E-mail: tiina.h.ojala(at)hus.fi

Vice Chairperson

Pediatric Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Kaisa Ylänen
Tampere University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, P.O. Box 2000, FI-33521 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3  3116 4058, E-mail: kaisa.ylanen(at)pshp.fi

Secretary

Pediatrician and Pediatric Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Mari Ylinen
HUCH, New Children´ s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, P.O. Box  347, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 9217, E-mail: mari.ylinen(at)hus.fi  

 

WG of Heart Failure

Chairman

Associate Chief Physician, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Kari Kaikkonen
Oulu University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, P.O. Box 20, FI-90029 OYS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)40 509 5482, E-mail: kari.kaikkonen(at)ppshp.fi

Secretary

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

Vice Chairman

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Riina Kandolin
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Heart and Lung Center, P.O. Box 340, FI-00290 Helsinki, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 427 9441, E-mail: riina.kandolin(at)hus.fi

 

WG of Invasive Cardiology

Chairperson

Cardiologist, 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

Secretary

Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Teemu Laakso
HUS Heart and Lung Center, Division of Cardiology, , P.O. Box 340, FI-00029 HUS, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 466 1026, E-mail: teemu.laakso(at)hus.fi

Past Chairman

Interventional Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Mikko Minkkinen
Helsinki University Central 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


WG of Preventive Cardiology

Chairperson

Medical Director, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, Anna-Mari Hekkala
Finnish Heart Association, Heart and Lung Center, 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-33520 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-00290 Helsinki, 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, Internist, MD, PhD Tuula Meinander
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, P.O. Box 1, FI-13035 AVI, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)50 321 0023, E-mail: tuula.meinander(at)avi.fi


 

WG of Valvular Heart Disease

Established in 2022, information yet to be informed

 

WG of Young Cardiologists

Chairperson, Regional contact person of Helsinki

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Resident in Cardiology, 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

Secretary, 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 

Regional contact person, Tampere

Resident in Cardiology, MD, Laura Teräntö
Tampere Heart Hospital, , Elämänaukio 1, FI-33520 Tampere, FINLAND
Phone +358 (0)3 3116 7089, E-mail: laura.teranto(at)sydansairaala.fi

Regional contact person, Kuopio

Specialist in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, MD, Maria Istomina
Kuopio University Hospital, Heart Center, Imaging 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, Turku

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