Dr Miikka Korja

Cerebrovascular Fellow

Dr Korja graduated from the University of Turku (Finland) Medical School in 1998. After completing his medical studies, he continued to undertake research in various fields: medical biochemistry, genetics and clinical research. Dr Korja commenced neurology training in 2001, and pursued his neurosurgical career in 2003.

Dr Korja graduated from the University of Turku (Finland) Medical School in 1998. After completing his medical studies, he continued to undertake research in various fields: medical biochemistry, genetics and clinical research. Dr Korja commenced neurology training in 2001, and pursued his neurosurgical career in 2003. In 2010, he completed neurosurgical training at the University of Helsinki (Finland), one of the largest centers for the treatment of brain aneurysms in the Western world. He completed further subspecialty training in vascular neurosurgery in 2011 under the mentorship of Professor Juha Hernesniemi. During his neurosurgical training, Dr Korja has been a visiting doctor in Ütrecht (Netherlands), New York (USA), and Geneva (Switzerland). He is currently undertaking a Cerebrovascular Fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Michael Morgan at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

In 2009, Dr Korja was awarded a PhD for his research entitled “Molecular Characteristics of Neuroblastoma with Special Reference to Novel Prognostic Factors and Diagnostic Applications”. In 2011, he was awarded the Aesculap European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Clinical Research Prize and the Aesculap Award. He received a Diploma in Healthcare Management from the Finnish Medical Association in 2012.

Dr Korja joined the Macquarie Nuerosurgery team as a Cerebrovascular fellow and enrolled in the Masters of Advanced Surgery program at Macquarie University. During his time with us he collaborated on research projects in the development of new biological treatments for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In 2014 Dr Korja graduated and moved back to Finland.