Taisto Sarkola

New Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital


Dr. Taisto Sarkola is a pediatrician, pediatric cardiologist, and fetal cardiologist located at the New Children’s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. His research group is affiliated with Minerva foundation institute for medical research in Helsinki. He graduated as MD in 1998 from Helsinki University, presented his Doctoral dissertation of Medical Sciences in 2001 at the University of Helsinki, and was certified as a specialist in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology in 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. Between 2008-2010 he performed a combined clinical and research subspeciality fellowship in echocardiography at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He was appointed Docent in Pediatrics at the University of Helsinki in 2012. Following his return to Finland he has supervised several MD master’s and five PhD-students Thesis to completion. He has also a documented track of medical student, pediatric resident and pediatric cardiology core fellow supervision and mentoring. He is a founding member of the Scandiatransplant Pediatric Heart and Lung Group. His main research interests include non-invasive cardiovascular ultrasound imaging, fetal cardiology, and preventive cardiology.