Head of department
I was born in Stockholm 1959 and have lived here basically all my life. After graduation from "Gymnasium" and military service I enrolled in Medical School at Karolinska Institutet 1981. I defended a thesis in Parmacology 1988 and became associate professor (docent) in Pharmacology 1990. To continue a clinical career I then returned to my studies and became a MD in 1992 and specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997 to become professor and senior consultant in 2005. In 1999 I spent a sensational year at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. I have the fortune of having a fantastic job and feel most previledged to work in an environment helping patients as well as allowing me to persue interesting research areas in my speciality. I am married to lovely Brita, a physiotherapist here at the Karolinska University Hospital, and we have two adorable kids, Madeleine and Fredric. I enjoy arts and antiques at my free time and also like to spend time in the garden of our summer house in the Stockholm archipelago.
License to practice Medicine, US 1999-2000
Dr. Med. Sci., Pharmacology, Karolinska institutet 1988-05-20
Department of Cardiac Surgery, 1999-07-01-
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA 2000-06-30
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (DOCENT)
Pharmacology, KI 1990-04-25
Cardiothoracic Surgery, KI 1999-04-20
Cardiothoracic surgery 1997-09-14
Publications (Pub med): 188
Citations (excl self-c): 5900
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Primarily interested in diseases of the aortic valve and ascending aorta.
PI of ASAP (advanced study or aortic pathology) and ARTIST (Aortic Radiology Therapeutic Intervention and Surveillance Trial).
International ollaboration in:
Fighting Aneurysm Disease (FAD): project within the EU VIIth frame programme(Health-F2-2008-200647) (Anders Franco-Cereceda och Per Eriksson).
Fondation Leducq (www.fondationleducq.org) Transatlantic Networks of Excellence. MIBAVA is a project coordinated from Antwerp and Baltimore including participants from Toronto, Montréal and Lübeck, see also http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.MIBAVA-LEDUCQ&n=116810.(KI participants: Anders Franco-Cereceda och Per Eriksson).
Nordic Consortium for Acute Aortic Dissection (NORCAAD), Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland) multicenterstudy of aortic dissections (Anders Franco-Cereceda och Christian Olsson).
Academic honors, awards and prizes
Alvarenga´s price, Swedish Society of Medicine 1987
Lindahl´s scholarship, Royal Academy of Science 1988
Viking O. Björk Scholarship, SSCT 1998
Evarts A. Graham Memorial Fellowship, AATS 2000