Satu Ahola


Physiotherapist (1989)

Manual lymph drainage therapist (1996)

Acupuncture training (2002)

Level I-IV fascial manipulation training

Kela compensation

These services are not reimburstable by Kela.

Mika Niemelä

Key areas of clinical interests and expertise

Vascular, skull base and brain tumors, spine
Neurosurgical experience since 1988: over 6000 operations


2016              Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Helsinki
2006              Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, University of Helsinki
2000             PhD, University of Helsinki
1997              Board certified neurosurgeon, University of Helsinki
1989              MD, University of Helsinki

Work experience

2015-              Head of Neurosurgery, HUS Helsinki University Hospital, Töölö Hospital
2014-              Director of Neurosurgery, Orton Ltd (former HYKSin private hospital)
2001-2002    Visiting Professor/​Research Fellow, Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s
and Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Memberships / academic and professional activities  

Finnish Medical Association
Finnish Neurosurgical Society (Treasurer 1995-1997, President 2004-2007)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International Associate 2001-, Fellow 2015-
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) (Training Committee 2008-11, Vascular Committee 2012-21)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2013-
AANS/​CNS Cerebro­vascular Section Executive Committee 2013-2021
World Academy of Neurological Surgery, invited active member 2015-

16 supervised PhD theses

Publications and book chapters
Over 300 publications
Link to publications: PubMed