Patrik Finne is Professor of Nephrology at the University of Helsinki and chief physician at Helsinki University Hospital. His research focuses on risk factors and outcomes for patients on renal replacement therapy and he has published 130 original publications. Over 20 years ago, he initiated the research activities of the Finnish Registry for Kidney Diseases. He continues to lead this research programme and became chairman of the board of the registry in 2021. He has received several awards, including being selected as one of the top 100 healthcare influencers in Finland in 2017.

Professor Finne is actively engaged in postgraduate research education and he is currently supervising four doctoral students (two as principal supervisor at the Doctoral programme in clinical research, University of Helsinki, and two at the University of Eastern Finland). He also serves as a member in several doctoral dissertation committees at the University of Helsinki. Since 2020, he has been responsible for the nephrological training of medical students and specialists in nephrology at the University of Helsinki.