Prof. Turgut Tatlisumak

Prof. Turgut Tatlisumak


Turgut Tatlisumak is professor of neurology (stroke medicine) at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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He has long served as the vice chairman and director of stroke center at the Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital. He trained in neurology at the same department and completed a research fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He holds degrees in teaching and health administration. He is the founding chairman of Finnish National Telestroke Network. Turgut Tatlisumak’s research field is experimental and clinical stroke. He has edited or contributed to more than 20 books and published over 300 articles. He served as assistant editor and member of editorial board of Stroke, was the founding chief editor of Case Reports in Neurology, and member of editorial board in several other journals including Stroke. He served as a peer reviewer to over 60 journals over 400 times, several research funding bodies, and to many prestigious universities for academic promotions. Dr Tatlisumak has been involved in over 50 multicenter trials serving at various positions including chairmanship of steering committees. He supervised 12 PhD, 10 master’s, and 35 MD theses. He has received several teaching and research awards. Dr Tatlisumak has served on executive committees of the Finnish Neurological Society, the Nordic Stroke Society, and the European Stroke Organization. He is a fellow of AHA and ESO.

Other Executive Comittee Members

Dr. Ulrike Waje-Andreassen

ESO - Stroke Unit Committee

Ulrike Waje-Andreassen is a neurologist at the Centre of Neurovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, and is professor of neurology at the Institute of Biological and Medical Psychology (IBMP), University of Bergen, Norway. Since 2000, she works as clinician at the Stroke Unit at Haukeland University Hospital and has contributed to international and national stroke treatment trials and to design and follow-up of own academic studies.

Dr. Vítor Tedim Cruz


Vítor Tedim Cruz was born in Porto, Portugal in 1974. He received his M.D. degree at ICBAS-HGSA, University of Oporto (1992-1998), was graduated in Neurology (2001-2005), proceeded with a post-graduation in Health Systems Management at University of Oporto Business School (2009-2010) and concluded his PhD in Health Sciences & Technology at the University of Aveiro in 2014. In 2015 integrated the Epidemiological Research Unit at the Public Health Institute of the University of Oporto.