Karin Ekström Smedby

Karin Ekström Smedby

Professor/Assistant Senior Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852483355
Visiting address: Maria Aspmans gata 30A, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Ekström Smedby, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Karin Ekström Smedby is a professor of haematology-oncology, focusing on clinical epidemiology.
    The main research focus is risk, survival and survivorship in malignant lymphomas.

    PhD, Karolinska Institutet, 2005
    MD, Uppsala University, 1994


  • I have supervised 9 doctoral students as main supervisor, and 5 as co-supervisor, to thesis defense.
    I was course leader of two week-long courses in epidemiology (Introduction to Epidemiology, and, Next steps in Epidemiology) at the National Research School in Oncology (NatiOn).
    I was study director of the Research School in Epidemiology for Clinicians at Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm 2007-2009

Selected publications


All other publications


  • Uptake and outcome of new treatments for lymphoma at a national level
    Swedish Cancer Society
    1 January 2024 - 31 December 2026


  • Professor/Assistant Senior Physician, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2005


  • Erik Boberg, 2023
  • Linn Deleskog Spångberg, 2022
  • Johanna Borg Bruchfeld, Sex-related differences in incidence and outcomes among patients with lymphoma: epidemiological and biological perspectives, https://ki.se/en/people/johanna-borg-bruchfeld, 2021
  • Joshua Entrop, Childbearing after modern-day intensive immunochemotherapy in young Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, https://ki.se/en/people/joshua-entrop, 2020
  • Joel Joelsson, 2019
  • Stina Fuentes, Adverse effects and quality of life after radiotherapy and surgery for rectal cancer - a randomized controlled trial enriched with register data, 2016

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