Caroline Nordenvall

Caroline Nordenvall

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Elite Hotell, plan 2, Eugeniavägen 6, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Kolorektalkirurgi, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • Caroline Nordenvall is an associate professor of surgery at Karolinska
    Institutet and clinically active colorectal surgeon at Karolinska University
    Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Nordenvall started with epidemiological research
    in 2002 and defended her thesis on risk factors for colorectal and anal
    cancer in 2010.
    Nordenvall became a board-certified surgeon in 2016 and an associate
    professor of surgery in the same year. After her PhD Nordenvall has continued
    with epidemiological and clinical research with a specific focus on
    inflammatory bowel disease (especially restorative surgery) and colorectal
    cancer. Since 2019 she is the head of the research group and responsible for
    the research field of colorectal surgery with special focus on clinical,
    translational and epidemiological studies on colorectal cancer. Since 2018,
    Nordenvall is the scientific secretary of the Swedish Society for Colorectal
    Surgeons, board member of the Swedish quality register for patients with IBD,
    as well as the register for patients with colorectal cancer. She supervise 11
    PhD students (4 as main supervisor) as well as 3 post docs.
    Research group leader of the group Colorectal Surgery [1]


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2006


  • Cecilia Merk, 2022
  • Malin Ljunggren, Metastatic colorectal cancer - identifying the patients that receive and benefit from treatment with curative intent,, 2021
  • Mehrnoosh Shahrivar, Aspirin use, genetic profile and prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer,, 2020
  • Louise de la Motte, Sequele after multimodal treatment of rectal cancer, 2019
  • Petri Rantanen, On the clinical evaluation of morhology related and other risk factors in colorectal cancer patients, 2014

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