Management
The Faculty is led by the dean. The dean selects vice-deans to support him or her in the development of the Faculty, the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the University and the promotion of interdepartmental cooperation as determined by the dean.

During the operating period 2022–2025, the Faculty had three vice-deans, whose primary responsibility areas encompassed research, teaching and community relations.

The Faculty Council is a multimember administrative body. Under the direction of the dean, the Faculty Council enhances the overall operations of the Faculty in accordance with the University’s operational and financial targets, the Strategic Plan of the University and the Faculty’s target programme. In addition, the Faculty has various kinds of committees, boards and work groups.

The administrative bodies of units include the director of unit, the deputy director of unit, and the steering group. The director of unit is in charge of the unit operations.

Dean

Dean

Professor Anne Remes
Professor of Neurology

Faculty of Medicine
Biomedicum
P.O. Box 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki
anne.remes@helsinki.fi 
tel. +358504686199

Secretary Päivi Mulari-Matikainen

Haartman institute, 4th floor
P.O. Box 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3) 
00014 University of Helsinki
paivi.mulari-matikainen@helsinki.fi
tel. +358294126414
gsm. +358504482794

Vice-Dean

Vice-Dean in charge of Academic Affair and Bi­lin­gual af­fairs

Professor Anu-Katriina Pesonen
Field of science: psychology, sleep research, neuroscience

Faculty of Medicine
Medicum, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
P.O. Box 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3 F)
00014 University of Helsinki
anukatriina.pesonen@helsinki.fi
tel. +358 (0) 294129528

 

Vice-Dean

Vice-Dean in charge of Research

Professor Elina Ikonen
Field of science: Cell and tissue biology

Faculty of Medicine
Medicum, Department of Anatomy
P.O. Box 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki
elina.ikonen@helsinki.fi
tel. +358 294125277

 

Vice-Dean

Vice-Dean in Charge of Com­munity Re­la­tions and Fun­drais­ing

Professor Kari Reijula
Field of science: Occupational health, occupational medicine and public health care science

Faculty of Medicine
Clinicum, Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 20 (Tukholmankatu 8 B)
00014 University of Helsinki
kari.reijula@helsinki.fi
tel. +358294140626
gsm. +358405502050

Unit Directors

Clinicum

Professor Klaus Olkkola
Field of science: Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology

Medicum

Professor Eero Mervaala
Field of science: Biomedicine

Research Programs Unit

Associate professor Henna Tyynismaa
Field of science: Biomedicine, Neurosciences

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is a multi-member administrative body. Under the direction of the dean, the Faculty Council enhances the overall operations of the Faculty in accordance with the University’s operational and financial targets, the Strategic Plan of the University and the Faculty’s target programme. The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine includes the dean and 18 members and their deputies. The term of the Faculty Council is four years; however, the student representatives are selected for a term of two years. The Faculty Council has appointed various committees to prepare matters for decision-making.

Com­pos­i­tion of the Fac­ulty Coun­cil in 2022-2025

Anne Remes officiate as a Chairman of the Faculty Council and Raija Selivuo as a secretary.

Faculty Council member and (deputy member)

Professors
  • professor Matti Airaksinen (professor Sampsa Vanhatalo)
  • professor Janne Backman, (professor Sampsa Hautaniemi)
  • professor Oskari Heikinheimo, (professor Kaija-Leena Kolho)
  • professor Teija Kujala, (professor Minna Laakso)
  • professor Tiina Paunio, (professor Juha Sinisalo)
  • professor Pauli Puolakkainen, (professor Sirpa Leppä)
  • professor Leo Tjäderhane, (professor Tea Lallukka)
  • professor Anu Wartiovaara, (professor Satu Mustjoki)
  • Taneli Raivio, HUS
Other tearchers and researchers and other staff
  • university lecturer Maarit Hölttä, (university lecturer Pauli Turunen)
  • laboratory engineer Antti Isomäki, (head of training Johanna Brandt)
  • associate professor Liisa Kauppi, (academy research fellow Kari Vaahtomeri)
  • university lecturer Nina Peitsaro, (university researcher Satu Saalasti)
  • clinical instructor Vedran Stefanovic, (clinical instructor Alexander Salava)
Students
  • Amanda Ahlmark, (Salla Skön)
  • Anssi-Kalle Heikkinen, (Ilari Heikkinen)
  • Linnea Hurri, (Johanna Castrén)
  • Siiri Piha, (Jyri Kallela)
  • Richard Örn, (Jalmari Stenberg)

The Fac­ulty Coun­cil’s meet­ings and minutes

The minutes of the meetings are available on the Flamma (log in using your University username and password). The minutes are published once the chair and secretary of the meeting have signed them. A request to read the minutes can be submitted to the Faculty Council’s secretary. Extracts from the minutes will be sent to the relevant parties after the minutes have been examined.