Hannes Hagström

Hannes Hagström

Affiliated to Research | Adjunct Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852483762
Visiting address: Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge, C177, 14186 Huddinge
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 Gastroenterologi och Reumatologi Hagström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Consultant in Hepatology at the Karolinska University Hospital, and professor and group leader for the Hagström group at Karolinska Institutet.
    Co-director for Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBB) at KI South (www.ki.se/cbb)
    2016 the Bengt Ihre scholarship
    2018 AASLD Early Career Investigator Award


  • My main focus is liver-related epidemiology, with a specific interest in fatty liver disease. Key questions that my group focuses on include long-term outcomes of fatty liver disease, now the most common chronic liver disease with a global prevalence of more than 30%. We aim to identify risk factors for disease progression. I have been instrumental in developing one of the globally largest cohorts of patients with fatty liver disease. We use a combination of well-phenotyped patient cohorts with large-scale epidemiology, and have several collaborations with basic scientists and international colleagues. Some current initiatives includes the Fatty Liver In Sweden multi-center cohort of longitudinally examined patients, and the screening initiative SCANDIA where 1000 patients with type 2 diabetes have been screened for presence and severity of fatty liver disease.


  • I am currently the main supervisor of five PhD-students and three postdocs. Regular bedside teaching of medical students. Frequent (>
  • 15) supervisor of master thesis in research for medical students.


All other publications


  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2028
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2007


  • Karl Björkström, From fatty liver to end-stage liver disease through type 2 diabetes, https://www.avhandlingar.se/avhandling/cf512e5847/

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