Areas of expertise
Professor of Neurology, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Turku, 2023-
Chief neurologist, Neurocenter, Turku University Hospital, 2023-
Associate Professor, Neuroimaging, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku, 2022-2023
Assistant Professor, Neuroimaging, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku, 2019-2022
Specialist in Neurology, University on Turku, 2020
Postdoctoral Researcher (Academy of Finland) 2016-2019
Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2016-2018
Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology University of Turku, 2015-
PhD, University of Turku, 2012
MD, University of Turku, 2009
Neurology, M.D. curriculum
Currently, I work as Professor of Neurology at University of Turku and chief neurologist at Turku University Hospital. I lead Brain Stimulation and Neuroimaging laboratory at University of Turku (www.turkubrainlab.fi) and act as the chair of Turku Brain and Mind Center.
My lab's research work focuses on investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of brain disorders and aims to facilitate development of new treatment options. I am interested in a wide spectrum of brain disorders but especially neurological movement disorders and addictions. I use multimodal approach, combining state-of-the-art brain imaging methods (MRI, PET, SPECT) and brain stimulation techniques (TMS, DBS).
5 representative publications:
Joutsa J, Lipsman N, Horn A, Cosgrove GR, Fox MD. The return of the lesion for localization and therapy. Brain 2023;146(8):3146-55.
Corp DT, Greenwood C, Morrison-Ham J, Pullinen J, McDowall G, Younger E, Jinnah H, Fox MD, Joutsa J. Clinical and structural findings in patients with lesion-induced dystonia: descriptive and quantitative analysis of all published cases. Neurology 2022;99(18):1957-67.
Joutsa J, Moussawi K, Siddiqi S et al. Brain lesion disrupting addiction map to a common human brain circuit. Nature Medicine 2022;28:1249-55.
Joutsa J, Horn A, Hsu J, Fox MD. Localization of parkinsonism based on focal brain lesions. Brain 2018;141(8):2445-56.
Joutsa J, Rinne JO, Hermann B, Karrasch M, Anttinen A, Shinnar S, Sillanpää M. Association between childhood-onset epilepsy and amyloid burden 5 decades later. JAMA Neurology 2017;74(5):583-90.