Peter Gillgren

Peter Gillgren

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Södersjukhuset, Sjukhusbacken 19, 11883 Stockholm
Postal address: S1 Klinisk forskning och utbildning, Södersjukhuset, S1 KI SÖS Forskning Kirurgi Gillgren, 118 83 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a research group leader of the Vascular Surgery Research Group,
    Södersjukhuset. We conduct projects in the field of vascular diseases. The
    group is presented on a web page at the Institution of Clinical Science and
    Education, Södersjukhuset - SOSVASC [1]. The research has a strong clinical
    focus including evaluating the results of both established and new
    therapies as well as basic science. Much of the clinical research
    is associated with arteriosclerosis and degenerative vascular disease. The
    Vascular Section of Surgery, Södersjukhuset, is the second largest
    clinic in the country and we annually get requests for participation in
    scientific multicenter studies, both in terms of method development and new
    treatment. In my role as a research groupleader I focuse on the ongoing PhD
    projects, my own projects and the multicenter trials we conduct. My main task
    at Karolinska Institutet, is thus to support the members of the research
    team, as well as helping them to create the conditions for conducting
    research. My own research career began with the study of malignant melanoma
    (PhD2002) but my focus is now on the ongoing vascular projects.


  • *Ongoing projects:*
    Infammatory markers predisposing for arteriosclerosis.
    How fast should we operate patients with symptomatic carotis stenosis.
    Cellular and molecular bitmarkers for unstable plaque in carotid stenosis.
    Natural history for patients with periferal arterial diesease.
    Long term follow up after primary subclavian vein trombosis.
    *Seven selected publications*
    * Mortality with Paclitaxel-Coated Devices in Peripheral Artery Disease.
    * Nordanstig J, James S, Andersson M, Andersson M, Danielsson P, Gillgren P,
    Delle M, Engström J, Fransson T, Hamoud M, Hilbertson A, Johansson P,
    Karlsson L, Kragsterman B, Lindgren H, Ludwigs K, Mellander S, Nyman N,
    Renlund H, Sigvant B, Skoog P, Starck J, Tegler G, Toivola A, Truedson M,
    Wahlgren CM, Wallinder J, Öjersjö A, Falkenberg M.Nordanstig J, et al. N
    Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 24
  • 383(26):2538-2546. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2005206.
    Epub 2020 Dec 9
    2-cm versus 4-cm excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than
    2 mm: a randomized, multicentre trial [2]. Gillgren P, Drzewiecki KT, Niin M,
    Gullestad, HP, Hellborg H, Mansson-Brahme, E, Ingvar C, Call Borg U. Lancet.
    2011 Nov 5
  • 378 (9803): 1635-42.
    Peri-procedural risk with the Urgent Carotid Artery Stenting: A
    Population-based Study Swedvasc [3]. Jonsson M, Gillgren P, Wanhainen A,
    Acosta S, Lindstrom D. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2015 February 28. PII:
    S1078-5884 (15) 00045-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2015.01.007.
    Outcome After Seven Years of carotid artery stenting and endarectomi in
    Sweden - single center and the national results [4]. Lindstrom D, Jonsson M,
    Formgren J, Delle M, Rosfors S, Gillgren P. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2012
  • 43(5):499-503.
    Profiling of atherosclerotic lesions by Gene and tissue microarrays Reveals
    PCSK6 as a novel protease in unstable carotid atherosclerosis [5]. Perisic L,
    Hedin E, Razuvaev A, Lengquist M, Osterholm C, Folkersen L, Gillgren P ,
    Paulsson-Berne G, Ponten F, Odeberg J, Hedin U. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc
    Biol. 2013 Oct
  • 33(10):2432-43.
    Sentinel node location in trunk and extremity melanomas: uncommon or multiple
    lymph drainage does not affect survival [6]. Gordon D, Smedby KE, Schultz I,
    Olsson H, Ingvar C, Hansson J, Gillgren P . Ann Surg Oncol. 2014
  • 21(11):3386-94.
    The role of procalcitonin in postimplantation syndrome after EVAR: a pilot
    study. The role of procalcitonin in postimplantation syndrome after EVAR: a
    pilot study. [7] Sartipy F, Lindström D, Gillgren P , Ternhag A. Ann Vasc
    Surg. 2014 May
  • 28(4):866-73.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2018
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2002

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