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Juha
Grönroos
Professor, Surgery
Professor and Chief of Surgery (incl. GI Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and General Surgery)
Emergency surgery, endoscopic surgery. Finnish APPAC study group. Nordic ERCP study group (ANDRE).

Areas of expertise

Emergency Surgery
GI Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Endoscopic Surgery
Endoscopic Pancreatobiliary Surgery
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Acute Pancreatitis
Acute Appendicitis

Biography

Present position:

Professor and Chief of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Turku, and Chief Surgeon, Division of Digestive Surgery and Urology, Turku University Hospital, Finland, since 2018. Department of Surgery includes Gastroenterological Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. 

Past positions:

Professor of Gastroenterological Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Turku, and Chief Surgeon, Division of Digestive Surgery and Urology, Turku University Hospital, Finland, 2013-1018

Chief of Surgery and Head of Division, Turku University Hospital, Finland, 2011-2012. At that time, Department of Surgery included Gastroenterological Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery and Neurosurgery.

Chief of Emergencies and Head of Division, Turku University Hospital, Finland, 2003-2010. At that time, Emergency Division included Emergencies of Surgery, Traumatology, Internal Medicine and Neurology.  

Teaching

All surgical specialties, particularly Emergency Surgery, GI Surgery and Endoscopic Surgery.

As Professor and Chief of Surgery, I am the person in charge of the undergraduate anf postgraduate teaching and training at the Department of Surgery, University of Turku. Department of Surgery includes Gastroenterological Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. 

Research

From the very beginning of my scientific career and later throughout it, I have focused on general surgery, particularly on emergency surgery and GI surgery: from basic to translational and clinical science. I have been interested in the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, severity assessment and treatment of various surgical infections and inflammatory states, particularly in pancreatobiliary diseases such as acute pancreatitis, and in acute appendicitis. My major study topics include also colorectal cancer.

During the last decade, I have focused my main scientific interest on international and national prospective randomized multicenter controlled trials on endoscopic and emergency surgery, particularly on endoscopic and laparoscopic biliary and pancreatic surgery and on the treatment of acute appendicitis.

Publications

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