Anders Franco-Cereceda

Anders Franco-Cereceda

Professor/Senior Physician | Head of department | Docent
Visiting address: Tema Hjärta, Kärl och Neuro, Karolinska universitetssjukhuset, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Thoraxkirurgi, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • I was born in Stockholm 1959 and have lived here basically all my life. After graduation from "Gymnasium" and military service I enrolled in Medical School at Karolinska Institutet 1981. I defended a thesis in Parmacology 1988 and became associate professor (docent) in Pharmacology 1990. To continue a clinical career I then returned to my studies and became a MD in 1992 and specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997 to become professor and senior consultant in 2005. In 1999 I spent a sensational year at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. I have the fortune of having a fantastic job and feel most previledged to work in an environment helping patients as well as allowing me to persue interesting research areas in my speciality. I am married to lovely Brita and we have two adorable kids, Madeleine and Fredric. I enjoy arts and antiques at my free time and also like to spend time in the garden of our summer house in the Stockholm archipelago.

    MD 1992-08-03
    ECFMG/USMLE 1999-04-01
    License to practice Medicine, US 1999-2000
    Dr. Med. Sci., Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet 1988-05-20

    Department of Cardiac Surgery, 1999-07-01-
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA 2000-06-30

    Pharmacology, KI 1990-04-25
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, KI 1999-04-20

    Cardiothoracic surgery 1997-09-14

    Bibliometry (2024)
    Publications (Pub med): 287
    Citations (WoS): >16 000
    H-index (WoS): 58

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    Alvarenga's price, Swedish Society of Medicine 1987
    Lindahl's scholarship, Royal Academy of Science 1988
    Viking O. Björk Scholarship, SSCT 1998
    Evarts A. Graham Memorial Fellowship, AATS 2000


  • Please se added documents below.

    Primarily interested in diseases of the aortic valve and ascending aorta.

    PI of ASAP (Advanced Study or Aortic Pathology), DAVAACA (Disease Aortic Valve Ascending Aorta Coronary Arteries) and ARTIST (Aortic Radiology Therapeutic Intervention Surveillance Trial). Assembling clinical, laboratory, genetic and proteomic data with biopsies and CT/EKO of 3000 patients undergoing open heart surgery.

    International collaboration in:
    Fighting Aneurysm Disease (FAD): project within the EU VIIth frame programme(Health-F2-2008-200647) (Anders Franco-Cereceda och Per Eriksson).

    Fondation Leducq ( Transatlantic Networks of Excellence. MIBAVA is a project coordinated from Antwerp and Baltimore including participants from Toronto, Montréal and Lübeck, see also;n=116810.(KI participants: Anders Franco-Cereceda och Per Eriksson).

    Nordic Consortium for Acute Aortic Dissection (NORCAAD), Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland) multicenterstudy of aortic dissections (Anders Franco-Cereceda och Christian Olsson).


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  • Professor/Senior Physician, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2006-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

Leadership and responsibility assignments

  • Head of department, K1 Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

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