Aikaterini Chatzidionysiou

Aikaterini Chatzidionysiou

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: D2:01, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Reuma Jakobsson P, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Head of the Clinical Trial Department Rheumatology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet


  • Clinical and epidemiological research

  • clinical trials
  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid Artrhritis
  • Treatment
  • Optimizing treatment of chronic arthritides
  • Rheumatic immune-related adverse events
  • onco-immunology


  • - Main supervisor for 4 registered PhD students (Dr. Malena Loberg Haarhaus, Dr Emma Birgersson Wettersand, Dr Matina Liapi, Marie-Louise Karlsson)
    - Co-supervisor for 2 registered PhD students (Louisa Brieskorn, Wenqi Huang)
    - Co-supervisor for PhD-student Shahrzad Kia Komujuni (thesis defence Dec 2022)
    - Main supervisor for 1 medical student (Ida Martha Maria Fagerlund) (2023)
    - Clinical supervisor for 1 rheumatology resident (Dr. Giorgia Grosso)
    - Supervisor for the research project of 2 GP residents (Dr Annie Mavroudi (finished 2021, Dr Iris Karkamanis, finished 2023)
    - Teaching of medical students in the rheumatology and medical departments the last 8 years. (>
  • 250 teaching hours)
    - Teaching in several PhD courses at Karolinska Institute
    - Teaching in several postgradual courses at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    - Responsible for the annual, national Swedish course of ‘Chronic arthritis – pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment’ in Stockholm since 2017


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2014


  • Marie-Louise Karlsson, The impact of lifestyle changes, and treatment adherence in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis, 2023

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