Heikki V Huikuri MDProfessor of Cardiology, Chief Physician, Research Unit of Internal Medicine, Medical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Finland
Heikki Huikuri (born 1952) is the chief physician and professor of cardiology at the University Hospital and University of Oulu, Finland. The research activity of professor Heikki Huikuri has focused on the problem of sudden cardiac death cardiac arrhythmias, especially on research aimed at finding new risk markers of sudden cardiac death. He has started invasive electrophysiology in Finland in early 1990´s after having the training at the University of Miami, where he also worked as a visiting professor in the late 1990´s. His group has been leading in the field of research in risk markers of sudden cardiac death since late 1990s. Prof. Huikuri has published over 500 original articles in the peer- reviewed international journals, many of them in the top cardiology journals. The current H- index of Prof. Huikuri is 72 (Web Of Science) and his studies have been cited > 220 000 times with an increasing trend during the past 10 years. Professor Huikuri has collaborated with several international and national research groups creating a large research network focusing on the problem of sudden cardiac death, cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes and coronary artery disease. He has been an invited speaker 38 times in the major international conferences during the past 10 years.