Lars Sävendahl

Lars Sävendahl

Professor/Senior Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852482853
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, hiss 1, plan 8 Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Barnendokrinologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • - Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Dept of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    - Senior Consultant, Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    - Director of Research and Development, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

    M.D. (1986), Ph.D. (1989), Licenced physiscian (1991), Certified pediatrician (1997), Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology (2005)


  • Longitudinal bone growth takes place in the growth plate which is a layer of cartilage in each end of most bones in the body. Lars Sävendahl and his team have developed new research models and have thereby managed to show how growth regulation takes place at the cellular level. The results have led to the forthcoming introduction of new treatment principles of different growth disorders. Please refer to the links below for more detailed description of individual research projects run by members of Lars Sävendahl's team.


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  • Professor/Senior Physician, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2005-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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