Maria Altman

Maria Altman

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Maria Aspmans gata 30A, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Stephansson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * Post-doc researcher in Perinatal Epidemiology, Olof Stephansson's group
    * Associate Professor (Docent) In Pediatrics
    * Specialist doctor in Paediatrics, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology,
    Astrid Lindgren Childrens' Hospital
    * Former director of studies at the KI/SLL Research School in Epidemiology
    for Clinicians (generation 11, 2012-2014)
    2014: Awarded the *SLL Postdoktor* grant at 50% duty for 4 years
    2018 Specialist in Paediatic Medicine, Karolinska Hospital
    2011 Doctoral degree (PhD) in Medicine, Karolinska
    2005 Licensed Physician
    2001 Medical degree, Karolinska Institiutet


  • I work mainly on register-based studies of perinatal risk-factors and
    outcomes, focusing on near-term and term newborn infants. Specifically,
    I perform *diagnostic studies* of the routine examination of newborn
    infants and cohort studies of *neonatal hypoglycaemia *treated at the
    well-baby clinic. As a side-track I am also working with studies
    on *paediatric gastroenterology *and *neonatal seizures*. Since 2020, I have
    been leading and working on studies on *MIS-C* (Multisystem Inflammatory
    Syndrome in Children) which is a hyperinflammatory syndrome caused by
    COVID-19 infection. We are currently running several different projects based
    on clinical data från the Swedish Pediatric Rheumatology Registry.
    I have a great interest in pedagogy and teaching. In 2020, I created and
    lead a course for clinical postdoc researchers in Stockholm Pediatric and
    Ob/Gyn Healthcare called "*Docentstrimman*". There was no prior education
    tailor-made for this group and the course was highly appreciated. I have also
    been responsible for a week-long course in *Pediatric Rheumatology* for
    resident doctors in Pediatrics. I still teach at the *KI/SLL Research
    School in Epidemiology* and I have organized several epidemiology courses
    of different formats for other post-graduate students.
    I have been *visiting professor at Humanitas University* in Milan, Italy
    2015-2016. This cooperation has led to one manuscript so far. I am also
    cooperating with *SDA Bocconi School of Management *and Milano-Bicocca
    University in Milan. Among other things, I have taught epidemiology at the
    SDA Bocconi Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and
    Policy (MIHMEP), an international leadership course for physicians at
    Humanitas/Bocconi and to the medical students at Humanitas.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2001

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