Désirée Gavhed

Désirée Gavhed

Senior Research Specialist
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, hiss 1, plan 8 Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Barnonkologi och Barnkirurgi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I share my time (50% from 1 April 2024) between research administration tasks at the Division of Pediatric Oncology 

  • and Surgery (20%) and research studies of CNS-LCH (pathology, treatment and late 

  • effects) in the Histiocytosis Research Group (30%).
    Activity areas
    CNS in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (research), Administrator of the
    Division of Pediatric Oncology and Surgery (Childhood Cancer Research Unit
    and Pediatric Surgery unit)
  • Rare Diseases (policy and research)

  • Member of The Histiocyte Society, ICORD (International Conferences of Rare Diseases and Orphan drugs)
    and NOPHO (Nordic Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology).
    Biology with specialization in Biomedicine and Physiology, Stockholm
  • PhD in Medical Science (Physiology) at KI


  • Neurology, Inflammation and late effects in CNS-LCH (Langerhans cell histiocytosis)


  • Administrator of Specialist Medical courses in Pediatric Hematology and
    Oncology and PhD Research Course in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
    Co-supervisor of PhD students at KI and Umeå University.
    Supervised students at the Medical Programme at KI, Master students in
    Biomedicine and Occupational Hygiene, and teached Applied Physiology at
    University Programmes of Sports Exercise and Occupational Hygiene.

Selected publications


All other publications


  • Senior Research Specialist, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, 2003


  • Malin Sveijer, Reducing CNS complications in Langerhans cell histiocytosis, 2022

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