Prof. Outi Mäkitie received her MD degree at University of Helsinki in 1986 and completed specialty training in Helsinki for pediatrics in 1998 and for pediatric endocrinology in 2000. After a three-year clinical and research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada from 2000-2003, Prof. Mäkitie worked as the Head of Metabolic Bone Clinic, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital, University of Helsinki until 2013. In 2013, she was offered a research position at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and in 2015, professorship at University of Helsinki, Finland. Presently, she is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Chief Physician at Children’s Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland and Visiting Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Prof. Mäkitie has carried out clinical and translational research on various genetic and acquired skeletal disorders and disorders of mineral homeostasis, and has published more than 230 scientific papers in these research areas. She currently manages active research groups in Helsinki and Stockholm. 

Maria Enlund-Cerullo, MD PhD Student

Helena Hauta-alus, Msc  PhD Student

Petra Loid, MD PhD Student

Svetlana Vakkilainen, MD PhD Student

Saara Valkama, MD PhD Student 






Mira Aronen, Biomedical laboratory scientist

Nea Boman, RN, Clinical research nurse

Rhea Paajanen, RN, Clinical research nurse

Iuliia Savenko, MSc

Päivi Turunen, RN, Clinical research nurse 


Mäkitie -research group at Karolinska Institutet


Jessica Alm, Post-doctoral scientist

Alice Constatini, PhD Student

Anders Kämpe, PhD Student

Fulya Taylan, Assistant Professor