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Vesa Kärjä

Curriculum vitae

I am responsible for gastrointestinal and urological and breast pathology  and MDT- meetings in our department.

Previous employment:
Consultant cellular pathologist, Morecambe Bay University Hospital NHS Trust, UK

Working experience:
I have worked as a consultant cellular pathologist since 1998.
1998-2000 Department of Clinical Pathology, North Carelian Central Hospital, Joensuu, Finland.
2000-2003 Deparment of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
2003-2004 Southport and Ormskirk District Genereal Hospital, UK
2004-2006 Deparment of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
2006-2010 Head of Department, Department of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital , Kuopio, Finland
2011-2012 Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital , Kuopio, Finland
2013 -2014 Consultant cellular pathologist, Morecambe Bay University Hospital NHS Trust, UK
2014 -  Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital , Kuopio, Finland

Education/Qualifications:
General practioner, 1992 – 1993, Siilinjärvi Health Center, Siilinjärvi, Finland.
Specializing physician, 1993 - 1995, Department of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland.
Specializing physician, 1995 – 1997, Department of Clinical Pathology, Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Specializing physician, 1997 –  1998, Department of Clinical Pathology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland.
Consultant cellular pathologist  1998 – 2000, Department of Clinical Pathology, North Carelian Central Hospital, Joensuu, Finland

Working experience as privat consultant cellularpathologist:
North Carelian Cancer Society, 1998 – 2000, Joensuu, Finland.
North Carelian BIO, 1998 – 2000, Joensuu, Finland.
Puijo Cytology and Histology Laboratorio,  2000 -, Kuopio, Finland
Medix laboratory, Helsinki, Finland  2012-2013

Honorary activities:
International Academy of Pathology, Finnish Division: Board 2001- 2007 and 2013, Vice President  2003 – 2005 and President 2005 – 2007. 
Finnish Breast Cancer Group, Board 2009 - 2013