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.
New place for my appointments from 31st January 2023 onwards
Meilahti Bridge Hospital at address Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki. Enter through the main doors of Meilahti Hospital, through the glass doors on the right side to the elevators. Continue up the stairs / 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.Room 20 of the outpatient clinic is approx. 300 m from the main lobby. Please reserve at minimum 30 minutes for arrival at least at the first time.
My special expertiseMy 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
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-
15 supervised PhD theses
Publications and book chapters
Over 300 publications and book chapters
Link to publications: PubMed