Advisory Board on Socio-Medical Affairs

The Advisory Board is charged with the handling of medical issues related to health insurance.

Kela’s Board nominates the Advisory Board for a period of three years. The current term of office is 1 March 2016–28 February 2019.

Chair
Ilona Autti-Rämö, Chief Medical Director, Kela (1.12.2018-31.5.2019 Jari Välimäki, Chief Medical Director, Kela)

Deputy chair and member
Jukka Meurman, professor, University of Helsinki

Secretary and member
Katariina Kallio-Laine, Medical Advisor, Kela

Members Experts

Eero Hirvensalo, Medical Director of Disasters, Helsinki University Hospital

Marianne Eronen, Medical Advisor, Kela

Tarja Holi, Director, National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health

Sari Helminen, Senior Dental Advisor, Kela

Risto Huupponen, Professor, Medical Faculty, University of Turku

Asko Järvinen, Chief Physician, Helsinki University Hospital

Tero Kivelä, Professor, Helsinki University Hospital

Annikka Kalliokoski, Senior Medical Officer, Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea

Elise Kosunen, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere

 

Marjukka Mäkelä, Professor, FinOHTA – Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment

Jorma Komulainen, Editor-in-Chief, Duodecim

Heikki Pärnänen, Director, Finnish Medical Association

Jaana Kruuti, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Kela

Matti Pöyry, Executive Director, Finnish Dental Association

Reetta Kälviäinen, Professor, Kuopio University Hospital

Annamari Ranki, Professor, Helsinki University Hospital

Juhani Laine, Docent, University of Turku

Kimmo Räsänen, Medical Faculty, University of Eastern Finland

Tanja Laukkala, Medical Advisor, Kela

Timo Strandberg, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Matti Lehto, Director, Professor, University of Tampere

Aila Tiitinen, Professor, Helsinki University Hospital

Mika Mäkelä, Chief Physician, Helsinki University Hospital

Miia Turpeinen, Senior Medical Officer, Helsinki University Hospital

Jorma Mäkitalo, Director of Center of expertise, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
  Sinikka Rajaniemi, Director General, Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea
  Liisa Suominen, Professor, University of Turku
  Markku Timonen, Professor, University of Oulu
 

Taina Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, Professor, Oulu University Hospital

  Risto Vataja, Chief of Division, Helsinki University Hospital
  Ulla Wartiovaara-Kautto, Docent, Helsinki University Hospital
  Pekka Ylöstalo, Professor, University of Oulu