Birgitta Janerot Sjöberg

Birgitta Janerot Sjöberg

Professor Emeritus/Emerita | Docent
Telephone: +46852483502
Visiting address: Hälsovägen, Enheten för funktion och teknologi C2:76, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Radiologi Funktion och teknologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • • Currently serving as the Professor and Group Leader of Functional Imaging and Technology at the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention, and Technology (CLINTEC), Radiology Division.
    • Appointed as the Scientific Director of the KI core facility, Stockholm Medical Image Lab &
  • Education (SMILE).
    • Steering group member for the collaborative PhD programme in Medical Technology between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology.
    • Actively coordinating the Flemingsberg Medical Imaging Facilities (FMIF) at KI, KTH, and the Karolinska University Hospital.

    My background
    Graduated with an MD in 1983 (licensed in 1985) and became a board-certified specialist in clinical physiology by 1990 and in nuclear medicine by 1997. Served as a consultant at a university hospital since 1994. Took on leadership as the Head and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Physiology &
  • Nuclear Medicine at the Linköping Heart Centre/University Hospital from 2002 to 2009. My PhD studies were intertwined with biomedical engineering, culminating in a dissertation titled "Aortic Valvular Flow" (Dr. Med. Sci. 1993). Completed a postdoctoral stint at CNR Pisa in 1997 and held a research fellowship from the Swedish Medical Research Council between 1997 and 2002. Became a Docent in 1999. Held positions as an Adjunct Associate Professor (2004-2009) and then as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on physiological measurements, from 2009 to 2010, both at Linköping University. Since 2010, I've been a Professor of Medical Technology at the Karolinska Institutet, affiliated with the Royal Institute of Technology, combined with consultancy in clinical physiology and nuclear medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital.


  • Functional Medical Imaging and Technology
    Mission: to accelerate AI-Integration across imaging disciplines - to harness the power of AI, ensuring that imaging research, teaching, and healthcare benefit from the transformative innovations and technological advancements offered by AI.


  • More than 20 years experience from problem based learning (PBL) at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Linköping, including tutoring base-groups, lecturing, computerized clinical cases, question times, examinations, in-depth and PhD studies for medical and health care students within physiology, clinical physiology or cardiology with focus on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

    Editor of the first educational program for MD board certification for specialization in clinical physiology, as educational secretary for the Swedish Society of Clinical Physiology in the Swedish Society of Medicine which I later on chaired. Lately engaged in lecturing and issuing of licencies to practice medtech and image storage equipment, both at KI and KTH. At KTH lecturing, examinations and tutoring MSc students focusing on areas of medical imaging and human physiology. Additional clinical and multidiciplinary KI research courses emphasising cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, echocardiography and functional medical imaging.


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  • Professor Emeritus/Emerita, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Linköpings Universitet - Hälsouniversitetet, 1999
  • PhD / Dr Med Sci, Aortic Valvular Flow - a clinical and experimental Doppler echocardiographic study, Clinical Physiology, Linköping University, 1993

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