Sanna Toppila-Salmi, MD, PhD, Docent

Professional title: Senior Consultant Sanna Salmi photo II1 18.2.2019.jpg

Education: MD 1998, MD PhD 2000, Specialist in ORL-HNS 2006, Docent degree 2013 
Clinical interests: Allergology, rhinology, immunology
Areas of publications: Rhinology, inflammatory airway diseases, tongue cancer, epidemiology, genomics, predictive factors, new treatment modalities
Fellowships and visits: Research Fellowship at the University of Amsterdam 2004
Memberships: European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, ENT-section (board member); Finnish Medical Journal, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Allergy (Editorial board member)
Supervised PhD theses: 2015, MD PhD Jyri Myller, Middle meatal antrostomy in endoscopic sinus surgery; 2015, MD PhD Annika Luukkainen, Inflammatory airway diseases. The impact of Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and outcomes of maxillary sinus surgery; 2016, MD PhD Anni Koskinen, Surgical treatment and characteristics of chronic maxillary rhinosinusitis
Supervision of ongoing Phd theses: BDent Miia Seppälä, Prognostics markers in tongue squamous cell carcinoma; BDent Anna Julkunen, Risk assessment of oral health for autoimmune diseases and chronic rhinosinusitis; BDent Riikka Lemmetyinen, Asthma risk prediction; MSci Tanzeela Hanif, Airway barriers during inflammatory diseases: Discovery of genome based alterations by using Next Generation Sequencing; MD Sanni Tervo, Genome scale risk-proteins and their expression in tongue and oropharyngeal tumors