Bengt Lindholm

Bengt Lindholm

Senior Research Specialist
Telephone: +46852482875
Visiting address: Baxter Novum, Hälsovägen 7, plan 5, 14157 Huddinge
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLT Med njursjukdomar Baxter Novum, 141 86 Stockholm

About me

  • Bengt Lindholm, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Senior Research Specialist, is a nephrologist who introduced continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treatment in Sweden 1978 while working in the department of renal medicine at St Eriks Hospital, Stockholm, under the supervision of Prof. Jonas Bergström. From 1980 he worked at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge serving as its head 1990–1992. He was employed as Director Scientific Affairs Europe Baxter Healthcare´s Renal Division 1993 – 2022 and as Adjunct Professor Renal Medicine at Clintec 2007-2019. From 1995 he has been the head of Renal Medicine at Novum (Baxter Novum), a section of Renal Medicine at Clintec, where he collaborates with many visiting researchers from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His research focuses on metabolism and nutrition in chronic kidney disease (CKD), peritoneal dialysis (especially peritoneal transport of solutes and fluid), and factors influencing clinical outcomes in CKD and dialysis patients such as malnutrition, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.


  • Bengt Lindholms research is focused on renal medicine, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, its complications such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic alterations, malnutrition and inflammation, and its treatment including dialysis therapies, especially peritoneal dialysis. He has authored (March 21, 2024) 775 publications including 30 book chapters. According to Google Scholar Hirsch index 113.;user=n61zZ60AAAAJ


  • Bengt Lindholm has been main supervisor (n=11) or co-supervisor (n=10) of 21 completed PhD graduations at Karolinska Institutet 1990-2021. He has been the reviewer of 28 PhD dissertations as Graduate Thesis Review Committee Member/Opponent 1989-2019 in Sweden and abroad. Supervisor of >50 post doc researchers from Europe, Latin America, and Asia for periods of 1-4 years 1993-2023. Invited speaker to more than 400 international conferences, symposia and university meetings.

    Professional engagement and awards

    1995 Secretary General Int Soc Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) congress Stockholm 1998 Honorary Member Polish Society of Nephrology 1998 2006 Life-Time Achievement Award in Peritoneal Dialysis, Annual Dialysis Conference 2012 Honorary Member Spanish Society of Nephrology 2013-2019 European Society of Artificial Organs Board member (ESAO) 2015 Medal IBIB PAN Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland 2017 Distinguished Fellow of the ERA-EDTA (FERA) 2022 Bengt Rippe Research Prize


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