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Jari Räsänen

Head Physician

Head of Division

HUS Heart and Lung Center, General Thoracic Surgery


Associate Professor (Docent) in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Helsinki 2012; Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Helsinki 2006; Specialist in Gastroenterological Surgery 2002, Doctor of Medicine, University of Helsinki 2007; Special Competence in Administration and Prehospital Emergency Medicine.

Research: Published more than 100 scientific articles, including esophageal surgery and lung surgery: on the effectiveness of surgical treatments, the importance of oxidative stress in the formation of esophageal cancer and the role of cachexia in the survival of an esophageal cancer patient, supervisor in four doctoral dissertations (two have completed their degree).


Mini-invasive treatments in esophageal and lung surgery (including robot-assisted surgery).

English, Finnish, Swedish
Positions of responsibility

Finland’s representative in the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): Secretary of the Education Committee