Jesper Lagergren

Jesper Lagergren

Professor/Senior Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852484150
Visiting address: Retzius väg 13 a, Plan 4, 17165
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Övre GI-kirurgi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Academic surgeon focusing on oesophageal and gastric cancer and conditions associated with these tumours, including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus, obesity, peptic ulcer and Helicobacter pylori-infection.

    Holder of two tenured combined professorships and senior consultant surgeon positions, one full-time at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, and one part-time at King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.

    Member of the Nobel Assembly at KI.
    Chair of the Recruitment Committee at KI.


  • Leader of the research group Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Department of Molecular medicine and Surgery.

    CV: MD in 1989, specialist surgeon in 1996, doctorate (PhD) in 1999, consultant surgeon in 2000, docent in surgery in 2001, associate professor of surgery in 2003, and professor of surgery since 2006, all at Karolinska Institutet, and professor and consultant surgeon at King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London since 2010.

    Supervision: Supervised 45 doctorate students to completed PhDs (24 as main supervisor). Presently main supervisor of another 7 PhD students. Previous supervisor of 20 post-doctoral researchers, and presently another 2.

    Publications: Over 450 peer reviewed scientific articles, with the majority (62%) as last or first author.


  • Docent in 2001 and full professor since 2006. Currently mainly supervision of PhD students and post-docs, but also some supervision of master students and medical students. Teacher at PhD courses. Organiser of seminars, workshops and conferences. Invited speaker or chair at international conferences.

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  • Professor/Senior Physician, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2006-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2001
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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