Maria Hackzell Bradley

Maria Hackzell Bradley

Professor/Senior Physician | Docent
Visiting address: B3:01, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Derm o Ven Bradley M, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an associate professor and senior lecturer at the unit of dermatology and venerology unit a senior consultant in dermatology at Karolinska University Hospital. I spend my time between seeing patients, perform research in genetic aspects of atopic dermatitis and teaching students, mainly medical students in the dermatology program but I am also heading a a postgraduate course in tropical dermatology in Ethiopia. I have a global interest and I am actively involved in the Palme-Linnaeus program for teacher and students exchange and a coordinator for a new exchange program in Malawi.

    I think medical education is the key for keeping up a high standard both for health care, research education, research and international competition. I think that medical education for physicians will face challenges within the coming years and it will be important to create an education that can handle the enormous amount of information, the harmonizing with other countries and more specific the harmonizing with the New Karolinska University Hospital.

    1987 MD
    1991 Fully qualified as a physician
    1996 Board certified in Dermatology and Venereology
    2001 Ph.D, medical faculty
    2002 Post Doc Stanford
    30.0 ECTS credits in university-level teaching

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    Delagate (of 2 from Sweden) of European Union of Medical Specialist (EUMES)

    Member of Stockholm County Council Pharmaceuticals Committee Expert Council, for Skin Diseases since 2009

    Former secretary, Swedish Dermatological Association

    Former secretary, Foundation for International Dermatology


  • Genetic studies of skin barrier defects with focus on atopic dermatitis

    AD is an inflammatory skin disorder that results from a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors.

    Our research is aiming to advance our understanding of the development of AD, by both genetic and functional studies mainly focusing on genes underlying the barrier dysfunction seen in AD patients. Furthermore, we are studying the disease in different ethnic groups and want to increase the knowledge about possible differences regarding the genetic and the environmental contribution in developing AD in various populations in the world.

    We have numerous local, national and international cooperation partners

    The research is manly funded by ALF.

    In the group 5 Ph.D students have graduated and I have bee main supervisor for 2 of them and co-supervisor for 2.

    I have 46 publications


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  • Professor/Senior Physician, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2001

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