Gastroenterology and Rheumatology Unit

The Gastroenterology and Rheumatology Unit consists of two distinct operations that have inflammation in common. We have research groups within inflammatory and metabolic liver diseases, cholestatic liver diseases, gastrointestinal motility disorders and rheumatology.

Research areas

The rheumatology research focuses on the diseases rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The research in gastroenterology and hepatology focus on inflammatory changes that lead to dysfunction, fibrosis, and in later stages to cancer in the intestines and liver.

There are large groups of patients suffering from these diseases. Up to ten percent suffer from motility disorders, and liver disease is increasing in society. Our research is performed by many different techniques such as epidemiology, patient-oriented research with randomized trials as well as advanced studies in materials from patients.

Head of Unit

Annika Bergquist

Professor/senior physician
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Unit administrator

Annika Roback

H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge


Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, C1:77 | 141 86 Huddinge.

Research groups

Annika Bergquist 

Annika Bergquist group

Annika Bergquist

Professor/senior physician

Ann-Sofie Backman

Affiliated to research

Hannes Hagström

Affiliated to research

Per Stål, Staffan Wahlin

Stål and Wahlin group

Per Stål

Adjunct professor

Staffan Wahlin

Affiliated to research

Staff list, A-Z

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