Jenny Löfgren

Jenny Löfgren

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Karolinska Institutet, BioClinicum J8:20, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Kärlkirurgi, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • Project leader for Global Surgery Stockholm.
    Price for best surgical PhD thesis in 2015, awarded by the Swedish Society of


  • Global Surgery is a rapidly growing field of research. It's aim is to acheive
    equity in health. My research is clinically oriented and designed to meet
    desired features of innovations in Low and Middle Income countries: Low-cost,
    high-quality, setting appropriate and sustainable solutions. The common
    denominator for the research is that it often begins by measuring a problem,
    typically burden of disease due to a specific condition before trials are
    designed to evaluate possible solutions to the problem under study.
    Currently, the research evolves around groin hernia, breast cancer and
    paediatric surgery. Due to new partnerships, research on colorectal cancer
    and burns will be added to the portfolio.
    Research project: Global Surgery [1]


  • Course organiser for the Global Surgery elective course for medical students
    at Karolinska Institutet.
    I have supervised 15 degree projects for medical students at Karolinska
    Institutet, Uppsala University and Umeå University.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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