MD, PhD, Senior consultant in endocrinology and diabetes in Department of Endocrinology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
Docent Niina Matikainen, MD, PhD, is a Specialist in Internal Medicine (2003) and in Endocrinology and Diabetes (2008). She is certified by the Finnish Medical Association with special skills in Diabetes care (2008) and Wound care (2016). From 2012 Niina Matikainen has worked as senior consultant in endocrinology and diabetes in Department of Endocrinology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. She is a board member of the Finnish Society of Diabetes Research since 2013 and currently the vice chairperson of the society. She is an editor of Finnish medical journal Duodecim. With more than 15yrs experience of diabetes and lipid research, she has published 60+ papers and book chapters. Main topics of her current studies in University of Helsinki include atherogenic dyslipidemia in diabetes, hepatic and adipose tissue glucose-lipid metabolic pathways in insulin resistance, genetic and environmental regulation of VLDL and chylomicron kinetics and interactions of incretin system and triglyceride metabolism.