Jonas Spaak

Jonas Spaak

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Telephone: +46852482612
Visiting address: Entrévägen 2, 18257 Danderyd
Postal address: D1 Kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus, D1 Kardiologi, 182 88 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Cardiologist with a keen interest in vascular medicine, integrated
    care, cardiorenal syndrome, heart failure, hypertension, arterial stiffness,
    vascular function and sympathetic regulation. My background with a PhD in
    Physiology and Post-Doc in Cardiovascular Physiology and Cardiology give me a
    solid foundation which enriches my current clinical research. My research
    focus on disease mechanisms and their management in patients with vascular
    disease and concomitant diabetes or impaired kidney function. In 2013 I
    started the Heart-Nephrology-Diabetes clinic, an integrated clinic for
    patients with concomitant cardiovascular disease, impaired renal function and
    diabetes. I am responsible for a regional referral centre for Vascular
    Medicine. I am President of the Swedish Society for Hypertension, Stroke and
    Vascular Medicine, and engaged in several other organizations. I believe
    efforts in this area will have a real impact on the individual patient, which
    I find truly inspiring.
    - President Swedish Society for Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine
    - Past President of KIRCNET
  • Karolinska Respiration and Circulation research
    NETwork (
    - Sir Stanley Davidson Lecturer, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
    - Swedish representative in VAS, Vascular Independent Research and Education
    European Organisation.
    - Swedish representative in European Union Medical Specialists, div.
    Angiology and vascular medicine.
    - Member of the departmental Research Board and head of the Clinical Research
    Support Center
    MD, Karolinska Institutet, 1999
    PhD, Karolinska Institutet, 2001
    Clinical Research Fellowship (post-doctoral), Mount Sinai Hospital and
    University of Toronto, Cardiology, 2001-2004.
    Visiting Scientist, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, 3
    months, 2002.
    Specialist in Internal Medicine, 2011
    Specialist in Cardiology, 2013
    Associate Professor in Cardiology, 2016
    ESH Hypertension Specialist, 2023


  • *From vascular dysfunction to integrated complex chronic disease management *
    /Part of the Research Group in Vascular Medicine and Hypertension @ KI-DS /
    Main supervisor (PhD) for:
    Hermine Rietz, MD on “Cardiovascular effects of obstructive sleep apnea”.
    Christina Ekenbäck, interventional cardiologist on “Sympathetic and
    vascular regulation in myocardial infarction with angiographically normal
    coronary arteries”.
    Masih Khedri, MD on “Renal dysfunction and long term outcome after
    myocardial infarction”.
    Gudrun Evén, RN, on "Patients' perception of care and measures of safety in
    a multidiciplinary person-centered clinic".
    Henrik Hellqvist, cardiologist, ” Arterial stiffness for risk assessment in
    cardiovascular disease”.
    -Co-supervisor for Helge Brandberg, MD, Muhammad Rafiq, MA. Felicia
    Håkansson, MD, Barbara Salzinger, MD and Christina Montgomerie, MD.
    Main supervisor for Nephrologist Josefin Mörtberg and Cardiologist Kristina


  • 500+ hours teaching at the MD program, Karolinska Instiututet.
    50+ invited lectures.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, 2001
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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