Joonas Kauppila

Joonas Kauppila

Affiliated to Research
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Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Övre GI-kirurgi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a prior postdoc in professor Jesper Lagergren and an affiliated
    researcher in his group. Active collaboration with the group includes
    pan-Nordic studies in cancer, reflux disease, obesity and /helicobacter
    pylori/, but also teaching activities at KI.
    I also hold a part-time (30%) tenured professorship in Clinical Epidemiology
    at University of Oulu, Finland, where I lead my own research group. Our key
    projects include the Finnish national FINEGO study focused on
    esophago-gastric cancer surgery and surgical pathology.
    Oulu Duodecim Prize of Young Researcher, 2015
    Terttu Foundation, Researcher of the Year, 2021
    *MD: *2013, University of Oulu, Finland
    *PhD:* 2014, University of Oulu, Finland


  • Research Group: Upper GI Surgery [1]
    My aim is to evaluate the epidemiology and the effects of different surgical
    approaches in esophago-gastric cancers to postoperative complications,
    long-term outcomes and health-related quality of life.
    Over 100 publications, mainly focused on upper gastrointestinal cancers.
    The 10 selected publications:
    Gottlieb-Vedi E, *Kauppila JH*, Mattsson F, et al. Extent of Lymphadenectomy
    and Long-Term Survival in Esophageal Cancer. */Ann Surg/*, In Press
    /IF 13.0/
    Yanes M, Santoni G, Maret-Ouda J et al. Mortality, Reoperation, and Hospital
    Stay Within 90 Days of Primary and Secondary Antireflux Surgery in a
    Population-Based Multinational Study. /*Gastroenterology*/ 2021
  • 160:
    /IF 22.7/
    Gottlieb-Vedi E, *Kauppila JH*, Mattsson F, et al. Long-term survival in
    esophageal cancer after minimally invasive compared to open esophagectomy.
    /*Ann Surg*/. In Press.
    /IF 13.0/
    *Kauppila JH*, Santoni G, Tao W, et al. Risk Factors for Suicide After
    Bariatric Surgery in a Population-based Nationwide Study in Five Nordic
    Countries. /*Ann Surg*/. In Press
    /IF 13.0/
    *Kauppila JH*, Santoni G, Tao W, et al. Re-intervention or mortality within
    90 days of bariatric surgery in a population-based cohort study from the five
    Nordic countries. /*Brit J Surg*/, Accepted.
    /IF 6.9/
    *Kauppila JH*, Tao W, Santoni G, et al. Effects of Obesity Surgery on Overall
    and Disease-Specific Mortality in a 5-Country Population-Based Study.
    /*Gastroenterology */2019
  • 157: 119-127.
    /IF 22.7/
    *Kauppila JH*, Johar A, Lagergren P. Medical and Surgical Complications and
    Health-Related Quality of Life After Esophageal Cancer Surgery. /*Ann Surg*/
  • 271: 502-508, 2020.
    /IF 13.0/
    *Kauppila JH*, Johar A, Lagergren P. Postoperative Complications and
    Health-related Quality of Life 10 Years After Esophageal Cancer Surgery.
    */Ann Surg /*2020
  • 271: 311-316, 2020.
    /IF 13.0/
    Gottlieb-Vedi E, *Kauppila JH, * Malietzis G, et al. Long-term survival after
    minimally invasive and open oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer: a
    systematic review and meta-analysis. /*Ann Surg*/ 2019
  • 270: 1005-1017.
    /IF 13.0/
    *Kauppila JH*, Helminen O, Kytö V, et al. Short-term outcomes following
    minimally invasive and open esophagectomy: a population-based study from
    Finland and Sweden. /*Ann Surg Oncol */2018
  • 25: 326-332.
    /IF 5.3/


  • Docent in 2015 and professor since 2021. Pedagogical studies for teachers (60
    ECTS) in 2013. Teacher on various graduate- and postgraduate level courses on
    anatomy, pathology, clinical epidemiology and research methods since 2010.


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