Anesthesiology and intensive care

Anesthesiology is the science of anesthesia, use of anesthetics and the care of the critically ill patient. 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 Function Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care at Karolinska University Hospital and Intensive Care at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital.

Our research projects are supported by an experimental research unit and a clinical research and outcome unit. 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.

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Section for anesthesiology and intensive care medicine

Mailing address:

Function Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care

Norrbacka S2:05
Karolinska University Hospital Solna
SE-171 76 Stockholm


Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Karolinska Institutet
SE-171 77 Stockholm 

Visiting address:

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet
Solnavägen 9, Solna


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Lars I Eriksson

Professor/Senior Physician;Professor

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Anette Ebberyd

Lab manager, BMA
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Eddie Weitzberg

Professor/Senior Physician