Mattias Günther

Mattias Günther

Principal Researcher | Docent
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9 - kvarter B8, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Experimentell Traumatologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care physician at Södersjukhuset (Stockholm South General Hospital), and translational researcher in Experimental Traumatology.

    • 2022 Scientific secretary, Centre for Trauma Research, Karolinska Institutet
    • 2022 Section Editor for Disaster and Military Surgery, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. Academic Editor, PLOS ONE Editorial Board.
    • 2021 Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
    • 2021 Section Director of the Experimental Traumatology laboratory.
    • 2019 Diplomate of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Brussels
    • 2017 Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
    • 2015 PhD in Experimental Neurotrauma, Karolinska Institutet
    • 2008 Licence to Practise, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
    • 2006 University Medical Degree, Uppsala University


  • My research focus is experimental traumatology in a defense medicine context, which includes trauma pathology, prehospital and intra-hospital treatment. The research targets increased survival through improved medical care at the site of injury and during subsequent care, specifically up to and during damage control surgery (NATO role 1 and role 2). We conduct research in three focus areas: prehospital care and protection, neurotrauma, and military medicine of the future. These include reducing avoidable deaths due to severe hemorrhage or lost airways, strategies to reduce death in traumatic brain injury, and reducing injury when wearing body armors or helmets (Behind Armor Blunt Trauma, BABT). Improved methods of airway control, bleeding control and patient stabilization are fundamental for successful casevacs to surgical care, which ultimately will improve survival, both in civilian and military settings.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2015

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