Juha Hernesniemi

Professor, Juha Hernesniemi Int. Center for Neurosurgery, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, China

Juha Hernesniemi (born 1947) is a Finnish neurosurgeon and professor emeritus of the neurosurgery department in Helsinki. He has a special interest in cerebrovascular diseases that are surgically amenable, especially aneurysms and AVMs. He has published extensively and is widely cited within this particular domain of neurosurgery.

Education

  • 1973 Medical Doctor (MD)
  • 1979 Doctor of Medical Science (PhD)
  • 1998 Professor in Neurosurgery

Present position and contact information (as of October 2015)

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurosurgery in Helsinki University Hospital, Töölö

Specialization

  • 1979 Specialization in Neurosurgery
  • 1987 Associate Professor

Work experience

  • 1979-1983 Senior consultant in neurosurgical departments (Helsinki, Kuopio and Uppsala)
  • 1983-1991 Assistant Chief Physician, Neurosurgery Department, Kuopio University Hospital
  • 1991-1992 Chief Physician, Neurosurgery Department, Kuopio University Hospital
  • 1992-1993 Research and Teaching Fellow, Neurosurgery Department, University of Miami
  • 1993-1997 Chief Physician of Neurosurgery Department, Kuopio University Hospital
  • 1997-2015 Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery in Helsinki University Hospital, Töölö
  • 2015-now various ad-hoc appointments in Peru, Italy

Memberships in scientific advisory boards

  • 1999- Member of International Advisory Board, Neurosurgery
  • 1999-2008 Member of International Advisory Board, Surgical Neurology
  • 2002 Member of International Advisory Board, Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie
  • 2008- Associate Editor, Surgical Neurology

Other academic and professional activities

  • Supervisor for 8 doctoral dissertations
  • Co-supervisor for 5 doctoral dissertations
  • General Secretary for 2 International Congresses: 40th Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Neurosurgical Society, Kuopio 1989 and EANS Winter Meeting Kuopio, Finland, 1994

Personal neurosurgical operative experience

  • 14,000 operations including:
    • cerebral aneurysm >4,000 patients
    • intracranial AVM and DAVF >500 patients
    • brain tumour >3,000 patients
    • head injury >600 patients
    • cervical spine >800 patients
    • lumbar spine >300 patients
    • spinal tumour >300 patients

Visits and study periods at Neurosurgery Departments world-wide

  • University of Frankfurt, Germany (Prof. Seifert, Prof. Raabe), 2004
  • University of Padua, Italy (Prof. Scienza, Prof. Pavesi), 2003
  • University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (Prof. Tulleken), 2002
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA (Prof. Yasargil, Prof. Al Mefty, Prof. Khrist), 2001
  • University of Mainz, Germany (Prof. Perneczky), 1998
  • University of Zürich; Switzerland (Prof. Yonekawa), 1997
  • University of Miami, FL, USA (Prof. Peerless, Prof. Drake, Prof. Rosomoff, Prof. Green), 1992 - 1993
  • University of Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. Yasargil), 1992
  • Hospital Notre Dame, Montreal, Canada (Prof. Bertrand), 1991
  • Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary (Prof. Nyáry, Prof. Vajda), 1991
  • Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London, Canada (Prof. Peerless, Prof. Drake), 1989
  • The National Hospital, London, UK (Prof. Symon, Prof. Crockard), 1988
  • Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary (Prof. Pásztor), 1984
  • University of Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. Yasargil), 1982
  • University of Bucharest, Romania (Prof. Arseni), 1978