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Anesthesiology and intensive care

Anesthesiology is the science of anesthesia and the use of anesthetics. In Sweden, anesthesiology is a medical specialty encompassing perioperative care, anesthetics, intensive care and pain medicine.

Research in anesthesiology and intensive care at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is carried out in connection with the Department of Anesthesiology, Surgical Services and Intensive Care Medicine (ANOPIVA) at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, and with the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital. The research is focused on anesthesiological mechanisms, breathing regulation, intensive care and inflammatory conditions.

Our research projects are supported by an experimental research unit, a clinical research unit, and a production-and-outcome unit currently under construction. This translational environment fosters strong research clusters around key areas of anesthesiology, intensive care and pain management. Experimental anesthesiology and intensive care form an important part of the translational research conducted at our home department.

We teach at both the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level. Our teaching is characterized by a combination of basic science and its clinical application, especially in highly specialized perioperative care, intensive care medicine, and pain. We have a wide range of courses on the undergraduate and postgraduate level and carry a key role in the education of nurses and physicians in anesthesiology, surgery and intensive care.

Researchers and groups A-Ö

Håkan Björne Karolinska Anaesthesia Research Group for Major Surgery (KARISMA)
Lars I Eriksson Anesthetic neuropharmacology and physiology
Malin Jonsson Fagerlund Perioperative assessment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Andreas Gidlöf Role of redox proteins in critical illness
David Konrad Identifying and treating in-hospital patients with failing physiology
Per-Arne Lönnqvist Pediatric anesthesiology Stockholm
Claes-Roland Martling Karolinska Intensive Care Nephrology Group - KING
David Nelson Optimizing neuro-intensive care of traumatic brain injury
Anders Oldner Trauma and sepsis, epidemiology and pathophysiology
Peter Sackey Physical, psychological and cognitive problems during and after critical illness and intensive care
Eddie Weitzberg Nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway in health and disease
Anders Östlund Massive bleeding and trauma-induced coagulopathy

Contact us

Section for anesthesiology and intensive care medicine

Adress: ANOPIVA-kliniken F2
Karolinska University Hospital Solna
SE-171 76 Stockholm
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet
SE-171 77 Stockholm 
Besöksadress: Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet
Solnavägen 9, Solna



Eddie Weitzberg

Telefon: 08-524 879 94
Enhet: Weitzberg Eddie grupp - Nitrat-nitrit-NO-systemet vid sjukdom och hälsa

Experimental anesthesiology and intensive care


Anette Ebberyd

Telefon: 08-524 872 98
Enhet: Eriksson I Lars grupp - Anestesiologi och intensivvård