About the Department of Medicine, Solna

The Department of Medicine, Solna (MedS) is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. We conduct undergraduate education for future doctors and biomedicines, as well as doctoral education. The twelve divisions correspond to our main research areas. Our research is largely conducted clinically at the Karolinska University Hospital and the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM).

Contact us

Postal address:
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Medicine, Solna
Karolinska University Hospital, D1: 04
171 76 Stockholm, Sweden

Our organization

There are approximately 420 employees, 550 associated and approximately 200 PhD students at the department of medicine, Solna. In 2020, the department's turnover was around 455 million Swedish kronor, where 20% constituted governmental funding.

The Head of 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.

The department consists of twelve divisions, corresponding to our main research areas. The organization is centered around the research groups, where the research group leaders assume financial responsibility for their own groups and hence have a large degree of independence.

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.

Two important issues for the department 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.

The department is led by the head of department, with the support of the management group, strategy group and administration. There are also committees for collaboration, and undergraduate and postgraduate education, and a work environment group.
Organization map of the department of medicine Solna.

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