Martin Ritzén

Martin Ritzén

Professor Emeritus/Emerita
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

  • Raised in Dorotea, southern Lapland in North Sweden, I am still interested
    in skiing, cross-country and downhill. Medical studies at Karolinska
    Institutet, where my research started (during the second year of medical
    studies) at the Dept. of Cell Research and Genetics. Graduated in 1967 with a
    thesis on microfluorimetric studies on tissue biogenic amines. Training
    in paediatrics started the year after dissertation, and the lab research
    moved to the hospital area after my training in paediatric endocrinology
    at the Univ. of North Carolina. The Paediatric Endocrinology Laboratory that
    was started in 1970 at the Clinical Research Labs has gradually grown to its
    present impressive size
  • 2 full professors, one emeritus (myself, since
    2002) 3 assistant professors and about 20 fellows from may different
    countries. The present leadership deserves all admiration!
    The Anders Jahre's Prize for young medical scientists in
    Scandinavia 1977
    The Schoeller-Junckmann Prize for European scientists in endocrinology 1977
    First "Niilo Hallman" award and lecturer, University of Helsinki 1988
    The Andrea Prader Prize, awarded by the European Society for
    Paediatric Endocrinology for outstanding contributions to paediatric
    endocrinology 1993
    Adjunct member of the Medical Nobel Committee 1983 - 1984
    Member of the Medical Nobel Council 1984 – 2002
    Vice Chairman, Medical Nobel Council 1998
    Chairman, Medical Nobel Council 1999
    Medical school, Karolinska Institutet 1957 - 1963.
    PhD Karolinska Institutet 1967


  • Initially experimental research on testicular physiology and pathology, later
    more and more clinical research on testicular and adrenal disorders,
    including Disorders of Sex Development and clinical studies on growth and


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  • Professor Emeritus/Emerita, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Editorial work

  • 1975

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