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Juho
Joutsa
Professor, Clinical Neurosciences
MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology

Contact

Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Neurology
Movement disorders
Neuroimaging
Brain stimulation

Biography

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

Teaching

Lead teacher in neurology, M.D. curriculum

Research

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 research work focuses on investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of brain disorders and development of new treatment options using neuromodulation techniques. I am interested in a wide spectrum of brain disorders but especially neurological movement disorders and addictions. Our lab uses multimodal approach, combining causal brain lesions, state-of-the-art brain imaging technologies (MRI, PET, SPECT) and neuromodulation techniques (TMS, DBS, MRgFUS). 


10 representative publications:

Honkanen EA, Rönkä J, Pekkonen E, Aaltonen J, Koivu M, Eskola O, Eldebakey H, Volkmann J, Kaasinen V, Reich MM, Joutsa J. GPi-DBS induced brain metabolic activation in cervical dystonia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 2023

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.

Schaper F, Nordberg J, Cohen AL, Lin C, Hsu J, Horn A, Ferguson MA, Siddiqi SH, Soussand L, Winkler A, Simo M, Bruna J, Rheims S, Guenot M, Bucci M, Nummenmaa L, Staals J, Colon A, Ackermans L, Bubrick E, Peters J, Wu O, Rost N, Grafman J, Blumenfeld H, Temel Y, Rouhl R, Joutsa J*, Fox MD*. Lesion-related epilepsy maps to a common brain network. JAMA Neurol 2023;80(9):891-902. 

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*, Shih LC*, Fox MD. Mapping Holmes’ tremor circuit using the human brain connectome. Ann Neurol 2019;86(6):812-20.

Corp DT*, Joutsa J*, Darby RR, Delnooz CCS, van den Warrenburg BPC, Ren J, Batla A, Bhatia KP, Jinnah HA, Liu H, Fox MD. Network localization of cervical dystonia from causal brain lesions. Brain 2019;142(6):1660-74.

Joutsa J, Horn A, Hsu J, Fox MD. Localization of parkinsonism based on focal brain lesions. Brain 2018;141(8):2445-56.​​​​​​​

Joutsa J*, Shih LC*, Horn A, Reich MM, Wu O, Rost N, Fox MD. Identifying therapeutic targets from spontaneous beneficial brain lesions. Ann Neurol. 2018;84(1):153-7. 

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.

*Equal contribution

Publications

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Current opinions and practices in post-stroke movement disorders : Survey of movement disorders society members (2024)

Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Rodriguez-Porcel Federico, Sarva Harini, Joutsa Juho, Falup-Pecurariu Cristian, Shukla Aparna Wagle, Mehanna Raja, Śmiłowska Katarzyna, Lanza Giuseppe, Filipović Saša R., Shalash Ali, Ferris Margaret, Jankovic Joseph, Espay Alberto J., Pandey Sanjay; Post-Stroke Movement Disorders Study Group from the Movement Disorders Society
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Kohdennettu ultraääni vapinan hoidossa (2023)

Duodecim
Brück Anna, Blanco Sequeiros Roberto, Frantzén Janek, Hartiala Olli, Hirvonen Jussi, Jokinen Pekka, Joutsa Juho, Jääskeläinen Satu, Korpela Jaana, Kuusimäki Tomi, Rinne Jaakko, Sainio Teija, Kaasinen Valtteri
(Vertaisarvioitu katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A2))

GPi-DBS-induced brain metabolic activation in cervical dystonia (2023)

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Honkanen Emma A, Rönkä Jaana, Pekkonen Eero, Aaltonen Juho, Koivu Maija, Eskola Olli, Eldebakey Hazem, Volkmann Jens, Kaasinen Valtteri, Reich Martin M, Joutsa Juho
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))