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About the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine consists of 43 research groups belonging to 12 different research units, as listed to the left on this page, representing a broad variety of medical entities. The research groups are established at the Karolinska University Hospital campus in Solna, in association with their respective clinics, as well as localized within the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM).

One strength of the Department is the closeness to patients, with the possibility to obtain clinical samples and to relate these to clinical features of the patients, thus allowing studies in an integrated basic and clinical scientific environment.

There are approximately 400 employees and 500 associated at the Department of Medicine. In 2019, the Department's turnover was around 503 million Swedish kronor, where 25% constituted governmental funding. The organization is centered around the research groups, where the group research leaders assume financial responsibility for their own groups and hence have a large degree of independence.

The head of the Department, in close contact with the board of the Department, is responsible for long-term strategic commitments such as recruitment of future leaders and excellent scientists who fit into the profile of the Department.

Two important issues for the Department of Medicine are to further intensify alliances with pre-clinical researchers within the research profile of the Department, and to enhance the opportunities for clinicians to perform active research.

As an integrated part of the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, the Department of Medicine is influenced by the ongoing re-organization of the Hospital. It is the overall aim of the Head of the Department to by large maintain the present form of the Department, but also to keep a flexible profile and meet new demands from the Karolinska Institutet and from the new Karolinska University Hospital.


All the divisions


Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology

Centre for gender medicine

Center of Excellence for Research on Inflammation and Cardiovascular disease

Head of Department


Work environment

Read more about Work environment on Staff Portal.

Representativs in the environment grouop at the Department of Medicine, Solna

Staff support – around the clock telephone counselling

Telephone counselling is offered to all employees, scholarship-funded doctoral and post-doctoral students, for quick access to professional support. The number is 0200-21 63 00 and the service is available around the clock, where a social worker is on hand to provide direct initial advice with regard to any psychosocial issue. This service do not cover other affiliated co-workers. For more information.

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