Helsinki University Central Hospital



Contact Information for physicians and patients

Helsinki University Hospital, Departments of Gastroenterology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics Surgery and Liver transplantation and Pathology.

Abdominal Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Pl 340 00290 HUS, Finland
New Children’s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 9, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
Department of Pathology, HUSLab, Haartmaninkatu 3, 00290 Helsinki

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

  • Autoimmune liver diseases: – Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) – Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) – Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) – IgG4-related Liver Disease
  • Neonatal cholestatic disorders including Biliary Atresia
  • Metabolic liver diseases
  • Genetic liver diseases: – Hemochromatosis
  • Liver disease in pregnancy
  • Choledochal Malformations
  • Polycystic liver diseases
  • Vascular liver diseases

ERN Representatives

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    Fredrik Åberg

    Adjunct professor

    Helsinki University Hospital, Abdominal center

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    Perttu Arkkila


    head physician of Department of Gastroenterology

ERN Team and Contact

  • Fredrik Åberg, professor, Helsinki University Hospital, Abdominal center, fredrik.aberg(at)
  • Perttu Arkkila, professor, head physician of Department of Gastroenterology, perttu.arkkila(at)
  • Mikko Pakarinen, Professor, Head physician of Pediatric surgery, New Children’s Hospital, mikko.pakarinen(at)
  • Johanna Arola, professor, Department of Pathology, HUS Diagnostic Center, HUSLAB, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, johanna.arola(at), johanna.t.arola(at)
  • Arno Nordin, adjunct professor Head physician of Department of Liver transplantation, arno.nordin(at)
  • Laura Merras-Salmio, adjunct professor Department of Pediatrics’, New Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Research Centre, Helsinki University Hospital, laura.merras-salmio(at)

Centre information

Helsinki University Hospital is the leading center of liver diseases in Finland. Specialists in different fields take care of diagnostics, treatment, and follow-up of rare liver diseases such as
autoimmune liver diseases, polycystic liver diseases, vascular liver diseases, neonatal cholestatic disorders including biliary atresia, metabolic liver diseases and genetic liver diseases. Our hospital is the only center for liver transplantations in Finland. We also provide advanced modalities for radiological diagnostics and treatment and pathological diagnostics in the field of hepatology.