Miia Lehtinen

Dr Miia Lehtinen is a last year resident in the cardiothoracic surgery training program of University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. Miia completed her PhD training in 2015 in University of Helsinki: in her PhD thesis she studied the effects of bone marrow cell treatment on myocardial infarction in a randomized clinical trial. For this work, Miia received the award of the best medical thesis of the year in 2015 by the Finnish Medical Association. Between 2014 and 2018, Miia undertook a postdoctoral research period in the Karolinska Institute in Sweden studying embryonic stem cell treatment for myocardial infarction with professor Kenneth Chien. Currently, Miia’s research focuses on nuclear medicine and computed tomography imaging, and the ways we can use these imaging modalities to understand the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease, optimize surgical treatment of patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation and assess effects of pulmonary endarterectomy in chronic pulmonary hypertension.