Ebba Lindqvist

Ebba Lindqvist

Adjunct Lecturer | Affiliated to Research | Docent
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Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB II Möller, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an associate professor of surgery and a reconstructive plastic surgeon, working as Head of the Breast Unit at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm. 

  • With a background in clinical epidemiology and surgical outcomes research, my current research is focused on clinical outcomes after surgery for breast cancer or sarcoma, as well as epidemiological studies in the forementioned areas as well as in the area of gender-affirming surgery. I supervise PhD students and I teach scientific methodology at Karolinska Institutet.



  • Education

    Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, Unit of Plastic Surgery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2021

    Resident in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital. 2015 - 2020

    PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet. 2013 - 2017

    Master of Science in Medicine (MD), Karolinska Institutet, 2007 - 2013

    Health Care and Business Management for Medical Students, Karolinska 

  • Institutet. 2011 - 2012



  • Academic honours, awards and prizes

    San Michele Scholar, Villa San Michele Scholarship Foundation, October 2021 

  • Committee member of Artical of the Year Award, Swedish Medical Journal, 2014-2023

    Best lecturer, Elective course in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Travel grant for high-quality abstract, European Hematology Association's Annual Congress, Milan, June 2014

    Travel grant for high-quality abstract, American Society of Hematology's Annual Congress, New Orleans, December 2013

    MD/PhD Programme Scholarship, Karolinska Institutet, 2012


  • Current lines of research

    As an Associate professor of surgery at the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset (KI-SöS), 2022 and onwards:

    Clinical and epidemiological research within the fields of breast cancer, sarcoma, and gender-affirming treatment.


  • Previous lines of research

    As a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK), 2017-2021:

    Clinical and epidemiological research within the fields of malignant melanoma, lower limb trauma, pressure-ulcer surgery, pelvic reconstruction, gender-affirming treatment, and surgical outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • As a doctoral student at the Department of Medicine, Solna (MedS), 2013-2017:
    Epidemiological research focusing on myeloma and precursor state monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). 


  • Doctoral students

    Yamin Granberg (co-supervisor)

    Carl Sars (main supervisor)

    Karin Hedström (co-supervisor)


  • Frequent topics of teaching activities

    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Plastic surgery
    • local flaps, burns management, trauma management, surgery for malignant melanoma, gender-affirming surgery
    • Medical leadership
    • Research methods in clinical and epidemiological research



  • Current teaching activities

    As an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) I am since 2022 the course director and examiner for the course Medical Scientific Theory and Methodology, semester 6, Study Programme in Medicine.


  • As part of my clinical practice at Södersjukhuset I am since 2022 engaged as a teacher and examiner in breast surgery in the course Clinical Medicine 3: Surgery, semester 7, Study Programme in Medicine. 



  • Previous teaching activities

    I have several years of experience in teaching, spanning from teaching anatomy and neuroscience to medical students, to clinical teaching in medical science and surgery. I have previously been a teacher in interprofessional learning (IPL) at KI, as well as in anatomy and neuroscience for undergraduate students. From 2020 to 2023 I was the coordinator of a group of students in the course Degree Project in Medicine, semester 8, Study Programme in Medicine, and an examiner in the same course.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2023
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Degree Of Master Of Science In Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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