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About me

~~I am a Senior Consultant in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine at the Infectious Disease department of Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. My main research interest is tuberculosis (TB), especially multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), an interest set in motion by working for a year as a Senior Medical Officer in Tugela Ferry, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, Ten years after working in South Africa I successfully completed my thesis in Clinical Epidemiology, specialising in MDR-TB, at Karolinska Institutet, in 2018. I have been a member of the steering group of the Karolinska Institutet TB research centre and the National Advisory Board for TB in Sweden for several years.

Education

PhD Clinical Epidemiolgy             2018
Consultant Infectious Disease    2012
Consultant Internal Medicine     2011
Registered Medical Practitioner 2006
 

Research description

~~My research has focused on MDR-TB and treatment optimization, through repurposed and individualized therapy with therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). In addition, I am interested in definitions of M.tuberculosis resistance and determination of the level of resistance, i.e. the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). I am also interested in social determinants for tuberculosis and Global Health, sparked by my experience from working with tuberculosis in a high-endemic country such as South Africa.
I am also the Swedish organizer of a prospective clinical study in Xiamen, China, in collaboration with Fudan University (funded by the Swedish Research Council as well as the National Science Foundation of China), which is exploring drug exposure in relation to MICs in MDR-TB patients.

Areas of interest:

Tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Epidemiology
Global Health
Clinical trials
Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics
Mycobacterial microbiology
 

Teaching portfolio

~~Lecturer on Karolinska Institutet’s Infectious Disease course for medical students, since 2010.

Co-organiser of the Europe and Advanced Clinical Course of Tuberculosis (EACCTB) in Stockholm, 2017.

External lecturer for various institutions and clinics. 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2015 Pfizer scholarship
2014 Göran Sterner scholarship
2009 – 2018 Voted ”Best lecturer” six times by Karolinska medical students
2018 Nominated for the “Exemplary employee award”, Karolinska University Hospital (15 000 employees)

 

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Karolinskavägen 1, Infektionsmottagningen B3, 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm

Presentations

Oral presentations:

ECCMID 2016, 2017 and 2018

The Union Conference 2018