Mika Niemelä

MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery
Specialist in Neurosurgery

Language skills:

Finnish, Swedish, English, German


Meilahti Bridge Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki

Welcome to my appointment

You can book an appointment by phone or via online booking.

Please note that part of the appointment time is used before and after the actual time with the patient. I study patient's medical history before meeting with the patient and make necessary arrangements and documentation after the appointment.

Instructions for finding my appointment room at Meilahti Bridge Hospital
Meilahti Bridge Hospital: address Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki.
Enter through the main doors of Meilahti Hospital, go through the glass doors on the right side to the elevators. Continue up the stairs or take elevator to the third floor (3B). Continue straight ahead until the information desk and turn left at the Bridge Hospital outpatient clinic (S3.1–3.5) sign. The door opens by waving your hand to the gray door opening sensor (on the left side of the door). Continue straight ahead and turn right after the rows of benches. Room is 20. The appointment room is approx. 300 m from the main lobby. Please reserve at minimum 30 minutes for arrival at least at the first time.

My special expertise

My key areas of expertise are brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases as well as diagnostics and surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar disorders.

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