I am a hard working Consultant Cardiologist.
My specialities are heart-related diseases of adults and internal medicine. I have 14 years experience in interventional cardiology. I am best in performing angioplasties using balloons and stents to widen the blockages causing symptoms of angina.
My particular clinical interests involve performing these procedures via the wrist through small catheters using advanced methods - trans-radial (slender) PCI, invasive haemodynamics, pressure wire measurements, IVUS, OCT and rotational atherectomy.
I graduated the Faculty of Medicine from Tartu University, Estonia 1988 and performed further training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Tampere University Hospital, Finland.
1996-1998 I worked as a Consultant at Intensive Care Department at Kuopio University Hospital in Professor Jukka Takala's team.
After becoming a licensed Cardiologist in 2002, I was offered an interventional post in Stockholm, Sweden and between 2002-2010 I worked as an Interventional Cardiologist at Karolinska and Danderyd University Hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden. After that, I worked for four months at Emergency NGO at the Salam Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan.
I am a Member of The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) and The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). I am a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and International Associate Member of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of London.
I have achieved first Dahn Black Belt (JKN) in Korean Traditional Martial Arts.
I love to ride my Harley-Davidson motorbike. I like Apple Computers & Gadgets, Blues and Jazz. I am married with five children.
I speak fluent English, Estonian, Swedish, Finnish and some Russian.