About the Division of Clinical Geriatrics

Head of division professor Eric Westman

At the Division of Clinical Geriatrics, we conduct research and education. The research is multi-faceted and is in close collaboration with institutions and clinics worldwide. Our research focuses on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and Parkinson's disease. The research is clinically oriented with an emphasis on diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The focus is on research using different imaging methods, registry studies, lifestyle factors, prevention- and treatment studies. We also have research on drugs and the elderly, clinical nutrition, stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Within the division, we also conduct preclinical research.

We have a close collaboration with Theme Ageing and the cognitive units at Karolinska University Hospital. The activities are multidisciplinary and include medical research and research in the other specialties, such as psychology, occupational therapy and speech therapy etc.

Division management and administration

Eric Westman, professor/head of division

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Eric Westman

Head of division

Dorota Religa, professor/deputy head of division

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Dorota Religa

Professor, Assistant head of division

Sara Hedberg, division coordinator economy

Sara Hedberg


Helena Fors, administrator, HR


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Helena Fors


Maria Klein, education administrator

Maria Klein

Education administrator
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Our location at Neo research building

We are located at Karolinska Institutet, Campus Syd (Flemingsberg), Huddinge. Our offices are in Neo building, opposite Karolinska University Hospital at Huddinge.
Vistitor address: Flemingsberg, Blickagången 16, Neo 7th floor. Mail address: KI, Dept NVS, Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Neo 7th floor, 141 83 Huddinge.

Nordic Brain Network (NBN)

One part of the division, Miia Kivipeltos research group is located at ALB (Astrid Lindgren Barnsjukhus) in Solna.

Visitor address: Karolinska vägen 37 A, QA32. Mail address: 171 64 Solna.

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Miia Kivipelto

Professor/Specialist Physician

Sigrid Eklöf


Myroslava Protsiv

Administrative officer
Marie Franzen