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About me

Mikael Norman was born 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated as M.D. at Karolinska Institutet in 1982 and finalized his Ph.D. in 1992. In 1995, he was appointed Consultant and he became Associate Professor in 1998. In 2001-2004 Mikael Norman worked as senior researcher at the Swedish Research Council. In 2008, Mikael Norman received a chair as Professor in Pediatrics, especially Neonatal Medicine, at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Between 1995 and 2015, he worked in different administrative positions (Clincial Director and Head of Department) at the Department of Neonatal Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital.


MN is editor and author of Swedish textbooks in Neonatology and Emergency Pediatrics.

Founder - together with Drs Stefan Johansson, Haresh Kirpalani (USA), Hesham Abdel-Hady (Egypt), Clyde Wright (USA) - of the International Society of Evidence-Based Neonatology (


Research description

Research interests:

- Cardiovascular system in pregnant women, newborn infants and children: its structure and function in health and disease

- Developmental origins of health and disease

- Preterm birth: risk factors, interventions and short and long-term outcome

- Perinatal epidemiology

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Swedish Society of Medicine: Regnell´s price 2010 (130 000 SEK) for the manuscript: "Hypertension, Diabetes and Obesity: Looming legacies of the Biafran Famine" by authors: Hult M, Tornhammar P, Ueda P, Chima C, Edstedt Bonamy AK, Ozumba B, Norman M.

Swedish Society of Medicine: Regnell´s price 2014 (130 000 SEK) for the manuscript: "Cesarean section and hematopoietic stem cell epigenetics in the newborn infants - implications for furture health?" by authors: Almgren M, Schlinzig T, Gomez-Cabrero D, Gunnar A, Sundin M, Johansson S, Norman M, Ekström TJ.


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